Rossi Architects were engaged by a private Darwin developer to prepare a concept submission for the new Darwin City Headquarters of the Northern Territory Government Department of Health. Working with a challenging brief the design solution integrates an existing heritage building located along the Smith Street Mall side of the property.
The proposal refurbishes the existing heritage building to accommodate new tenants. It also includes smaller boutique spaces within the new build. The ground level plan is designed to create a laneway which activated all sides of the heritage building while creating an element of interest to the entry experience.
The proposal accommodates all end of trip facilities and concierge components at ground floor, 4 storeys of car parking bays and 10 storeys of office floor plates. The proposal provides a modern and clean aesthetic, with large boxed feature elements brought through to offset the mass of the form.