Set within a unique existing building fabric in the heart of an emerging business hub, Workspace 365 Footscray offers occupants with balance, flexibility and a sense of community.
Conceived as a shared coworking space, Workspace 365 is an uplifting and authentic office proposition harnessed by the strength of its architectural setting. Housed in a 19th century wool store, the pared back interior celebrates the site’s industrial character while softly layering new interventions; an evolution of its historic identity. Starting with a vision to transform the iconic heritage building into a welcoming office, the brief from the Workspace 365 was threefold; to honour the qualities of the warehouse, foster a sense of community and contribute to the surrounding mixed-use development.
The site’s grand, cathedral-like windows, raw steel columns and soaring 6-metre-high ceilings presented a rich architectural canvas, driving the design team to develop a narrative around restraint, authenticity and time. A reduced palette of honest ﬁnishes, including crown-cut oak, antique brass and natural leather, sits in harmony with the site’s raw material proﬁles.