bokor architecture & interiors have created an end of trip facility for the Australia Square building in Sydney's CBD. The finished design is a reflection of the elegance and timelessness of the original heritage listed, iconic building designed by Harry Seidler in 1964.
The design for the Australia Square End of Trip Facility was designed with a connection to the heritage of the buildings history and original design philosophy. The circular motifs found in the building are subtly repeated throughout the design - circular mirrors, round organic sinks and beautiful custom made timber clothes hooks. We wanted people to experience the sense of meaning and connection to the original building through the new design.
The bathrooms were designed to be a total one stop shop for tenants in the building with all of their physical as well as personal needs taken care of. Clients are able to charge their mobile phones in their lockers whilst showering in the generous shower enclosures, all their bathroom requirements (soaps, towels, hair dryers and straighteners, shoe shine equipment) provided for and even a wellbeing room set up for health checkups, exercise and yoga classes.
As with most End Of Trip Facilities, this space is located in the basement of the building. The design team carefully considered the challenges this presented and aimed to create large open spaces – the showers are extremely generous and the circulation spaces open and unstructured. Each shower has its own water waste and steam exhaust which allows the showers to dry quickly after use and prevents steam buildup in the overall space.