2014 Harcourt Road is a proposal to deliver Grade A, sustainable commercial offices with a strong identity and presence on Harcourt Road that will enhance the public realm. The proposal involves the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a new 7 storey office building which reinforces the established building line on Harcourt Road, while creating a strong identity that will form a landmark on the street.
The public realm on Harcourt Road will be greatly enhanced by raising the first floor to a height of 6.15M, setting back the entrance to create a generous 5.35M high covered external space. The 6 storey over ground floor office building is slim, elegant and highly glazed. The principle materials are natural anodized aluminium and glass.
The slender proportions are accentuated by vertical fins which will catch the early morning and late evening light and add crispness and sparkle to the elevation. The predominantly northern orientation of the building to the street means the transparency of the glazed elevation can be exploited to the full. The building is designed with excellent sustainable credentials to LEED Core & Shell standards.