SubStation No. 164

SubStation No. 164

With this transformation and extension of two heritage buildings we have developed a concept of suspension, contrast and complement that challenges the established heritage adaptation paradigm; a light ‘anti-extension’ that floats respectfully above the articulated weight of heritage. Workplace, retail and cultural/events uses are woven within new and old fabric. Health and sustainability are central and integral to the design: 100% fresh air 100% green power, 90% recycling rate and a 24% reduction in embodied carbon.


fjcstudio acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres  Strait Islander peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work.

We recognise their continuing connection to Country and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We extend this acknowledgement to Indigenous People globally, recognising their human rights and freedoms as articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.