The Victorian Automative Chamber of Commerce (VACC) may be an organisation with a long and rich history but its new North Melbourne headquarters is very much inspired by the future.
The building’s design is at the forefront of modern sustainable technology, making it a fitting companion for the fast-moving and ever changing industry located within its walls.
Subtle nods to the automotive industry are peppered throughout the building’s architecture including a façade inspired by the grille of the classic Ford Mustang.
The resulting distinctive architectural language supports a passive environmental strategy to reduce direct solar heat gain.
A distinctive sweep shape inspired by air flow images taken in wind tunnels used by the automotive industry signals the building’s entry points and connects it to the ground through form and materiality.
Inside a striking atrium rises through the building’s core to create a sense of grandeur upon arrival and invite abundant natural light into the building.