Country Road headquarters: A road through time
Melbourne’s eye-catching new headquarters for fashion retailer Country Road has won major awards for its architects, and the former 19th century power station presented unique challenges for structural engineers Burns Hamilton & Partners.
The biggest challenge was to add basement parking after the ground floor had already been poured – a variation made possible when site drainage proved more effective than initially expected. For the engineers it meant a complete re-think of the floor’s supporting structures.
Article published on Thursday, 01 January 2015