Gray Puksand was appointed to lead the design of the new Sunshine Plaza Office development in Sunshine, Victoria.
The client’s vision was for a commanding yet sensitively integrated commercial office building located within the existing Sunshine Plaza retail facility.
Located at the northern edge of the Sunshine Activity Centre, the 16,500m2 NLA development will include six levels of commercial office space, a 120 place Early Learning Centre and basement car parking with connection into the retail plaza at ground level.
The architectural language is that of stacked and offset folded forms, expressed as multi-toned textured concrete and weathered metal feature boxes as keystone blocks.
Each component of the form is equivalent, with differing orientations of the folded forms responding to site conditions. The folds slide and interlock like a Chinese puzzle.
The site’s history and geological topography are acknowledged in the palette of rich earth tones.