hindmarsh south australia
flightpath's design demonstrates the adaptability of robust old structures and how new life can be breathed into neglected and forgotten buildings to be transformed to meet modern and future needs
Flightpath prepared a design proposal to redevelop a vacated site at Hindmarsh spanning the Industry Zone and a Conservation Zone, surrounded by historic row cottages, historic churches and Hindmarsh Stadium.
Options Wines brief was to retain the bluestone building, demolish the outdated warehouse and replace it with a larger more open structure.
The underlying design principle was to peel back non original layers to reveal original bluestone walls, stouttimber flooring beams and cast iron columns and to insert new raw, robust, industrial elements that are clearly distinguishable from the original.
The project has transformed the appearance to the public realm by adapting a heritage building and setting to suit a new compatible use, revealing and enhancing the existing building that now sparkles both inside and out. Boarded up and forgotten and seemingly an impediment to development on the site, it has become a strong reminder of the proud industrial history of Hindmarsh.
The project provides an important demonstration of the adaptability of robust old structures to meet modern and future needs, through identifying the capacity that lay forgotten and neglected, below ground in unused dangerous floors and beneath layers of previous fitouts and behind unfriendly security fencing and weeded yards. The project reuses existing walls, doors and substantial areas of floor and floor framing.