Hamilton Substation

From a logical need to an emotional response. Logic dictated the need to seismically strengthen the original older traditional brick clad building and instead of a potentially engineering driven response, an architects lateral thinking was required. We opted to demolish the existing building, place a steel frame over the existing substation electrical gear and clad in insulated panel and the overlay a series of playful light weight concrete panels with a splayed leaf pattern. The result is a very engaging building that shifts in appearance throughout the day with the variance of how the light walls on the pattern relief to the panels, with up lights in the evening really setting the building/corner off.

 
Client
WEL Networks

Location
Hamilton

Completed
2011

Value
$600k

 
 
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