DevelopmentWA has approved the $180 million office Kings Square 5 Tower at 580 Wellington Street in Perth, to be designed by top-tier architecture and design firm Architectus.
Flagship Property Holding’s Kings Square 5 will bring the city’s harmonious commercial vision to life, featuring 20-floors of future-forward office space, accompanied by three levels of coworking and conference space and expansive wellness amenities.
The building design involves the installation of photovoltaic panels on the external walls of the building, with an aesthetic similar to that of laminated glass. The PV panels will be installed as a curtain wall system in vertical sections on the external wall of the building.
The building design is a careful balance of context and scale. The tower is simple and contemporary. It responds to the form and order of the Wellington Streetscape and the developing precinct. An incision in the tower’s western façade symbolises the “language of erosion” that has shaped the natural landscape of Perth across time.
This theme of water and erosion is carried into the ground plane design, where it creates a tangible sense of place; here, a landscaped public plaza subtly envelops the ground plane from the north-western corner of the site, integrating active café and restaurant alfresco areas with the commercial lobby entrance and further permeates to the upper podium’s complementary activities.
At the heart of the site, the commercial entry lobby will be accessed from both Wellington Street and Telethon Avenue. It is a legible focal point for people approaching the tower from the public plaza or Wellington Street, who, looking ahead, will see a tranquil and refined space constructed from high-quality materials and surrounded by the bustle of the outdoor plaza.
Elsewhere, there will be food and beverage tenancies on the ground floor, a basement level car park, terraced co-working/office spaces and a conference centre, and an 1191 sqm amenity and wellness area with the end of trip facilities.
Architectus’ response endeavours to realise the potential of this unique site and conceptualise a workplace solution that is authentic to place. A multiplicity of flexible agile environments that cater for private, semiprivate and public interfaces will underpin our strategy to create a sustainable future-focused workplace.