ACOR worked closely with Architect Barry Babikian on this project, which won a Silver award at the 2018 Sydney Design Awards for Interior Design – Co-working & Studio Space. Located under the arched buttresses of the North Sydney Harbour Bridge, the design of the “Bay 8” serviced offices incorporates re-purposed shipping containers to form the base of each glass-walled office pod. These containers ensure the existing heritage-listed arches are not compromised or used as a support for the structure.
ACOR provided structural consulting services including the design and documentation of the following elements:
▪ Structural steel frame for new offices
▪ Detailing of architectural and structural steel work adjacent to lift and bridge
▪ Floor systems and link bridge
▪ Foundation details which involved spreading new column loads over the existing floor slab so that the original building fabric was not disturbed