TAC Building

60 Brougham Street, Geelong, Victoria

Client: TAC, FKP Property Group

Year: 2009

Designed to be the Geelong headquarters of the TAC, this state-of-the-art building sets new standards in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Working in collaboration with MGS Architects, the design team were able to create a well-balanced functional and aesthetic building.

Made up of over 15,000 square metres of net lettable area, the precinct includes car parking, retail, public spaces and other facilities for the end-user to enjoy. It has been designed to improve public amenity in the surrounding area and will provide a genuine catalyst for further growth in the locale.

By collaborating closely with both the client and MGS Architects, ML Design’s ability to think strategically and deliver solutions for complex design problems is what saw us become an integral part of the project’s design team.

The design of the new building is sympathetic to the heritage overlay of its location, and has been designed to provide a number of facilities for the building while still improving public amenity in the wider community. This presented a number of unique considerations for the design team to bear in mind through the design and documentation process.

Winning the 2009 RAIA Award for Commercial Architecture, the TAC Building utilises strategic design approaches to balance energy efficiency, environmental sustainability and visually-pleasing architecture. This has resulted in a precinct that serves the purpose of both the client and the community.