Breathing new life into a heritage building.

Brief

The Locomotive Workshops is an impressive artifact from the 19th century that needed to be heralded into the 21st century. It required a contemporary update to usher in a new stage of its life—this time as a series of brand-new innovative, collaborative workspaces and high-end retail tenancies.

Solution

The entire building was completely gutted out—leaving only its original framework in place. With the original structure stripped bare and remarkably revealed, we attached several lightweight platforms onto it. These provided a series of mezzanine levels and open spaces throughout the building. The resulting spaces were generously washed with sunlight—naturally highlighting the old and the new within the scheme.

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