2020 has been a difficult year for many of us, much of our regional heartland was devastated by bushfire over the summer, and now our communities and our economy is reeling from the effects of COVID-19.
So when we get to witness such dramatic progress on a much-loved project and see the results of the hard work our team and our collaborating partners have put in, it really brings a smile to our faces.
Our Latrobe Valley GovHub is beginning to take on its true form, with the first of the nine hood modules which make up its articulated facade being hoisted into place.
These massive modules are constructed off-site and transported to Church St, Morwell where they are delicately fixed. Dark grey Colourbond is clad to the external face of the hood with the internal angled fascia dressed in an interlocked steel cladding. These bold gestures provide the building with its unmistakable identity, the undulating rhythm of the facade flowing up through and across the roofline.
Designed as a building in the round and positioned at the heart of Morwell and the Latrobe Valley’s strategic revitalisation - this is architecture for the community, providing a home for 300 newly created work positions and supporting a new sustainable future for the region.