The Hospital Research Foundation Office Building

The design brief for the new two-storey office building for The Hospital Research Foundation was to provide a highly functional, modern, beautiful work space within a building that reflected the industrial heritage, synonymous with the Suburb of Woodville, South Australia in the 1950’s.

The project involved the demolition of three existing buildings and construction of a new 2-storey building with partial undercroft carpark creating 1102m2 of office/future leasing space within a 1670m2 site.

The design is carefully considered to provide a collaborative and light-filled environment for its occupants. Framed glazed meeting spaces connect to the street and open to the work areas. The Function and Innovation Space serves daily as an informal meeting space and as a welcome, gathering space for a broad range of visitors. The Innovation Space connects with the adjacent boardroom through a series of folding timber panels, creating a ‘Town Hall’ for events and staff meetings. Outdoor decks leading from the Work Café and the Boardroom provide additional breathing room for clients and staff. A variety of both informal and formal meeting and work spaces are provided for flexibility. Acoustic privacy of spaces was important and carefully considered.