GE Headquarters Base Building, Springfield
Conrad Gargett Riddel
Excellence in Construction Award - Commercial Buildings over $5M (2015)
Queensland State Award for Commercial Buildings over $5m (2015)
Kane Constructions were engaged by Springfield Land Corporation under a design and construct agreement to build a 6 storey, 15,000m2 commercial office building with two levels of basement carparking. Kane worked closely with both Conrad Gargett Architecture and Springfield Land Corporation to ensure sustainable design principles were applied to assist in reducing running and maintenance costs. To this end, the building is targeting a 4.5 Star NABERS rating and has achieved a 5 Star Green Star (as-built) rating.
The building aligns with Barry Alexander Drive and David Henry Way, creating an L shape that allows the majority of staff to have views to the award winning Robelle Domain parklands that are directly connected to the plaza below. The building also features a north facing entry court, creating a unique sense of arrival.
A low maintenance façade using precast concrete, aluminium framed glazing, aluminium spandrel panels and aluminium sunshading will ensure maintenance costs are kept to a minimum. The use of dark coloured, precast concrete façade panels topped by a large over-sailing roof produces a strong visual building signature. This, together with its signature plaza roof balance strong architectural form and a high level of transparency, acknowledging the Queensland climate, limiting strong sun penetration into the building. Large flexible floor plates with deep plans and large column spans provide contiguous spaces to maximize interaction.