The Institute Group
Scope: Make Good + Base Building Upgrade + Fitout
Services: Design + Project Management + Construction
Size: 460 sqm
Program: 12 weeks
Through this warehouse conversion, Maxam+Co was able to create hallowed halls of creativity by building a place of style and substance for young minds to be empowered by the study of fashion.
A striking feature of this once-industrial building is the overwhelming feeling of space. Classrooms, transitions and even doorways enjoy a sense of generosity and allow flow and light to permeate throughout. Shapes play beautifully within the space, providing elements of interest without crowding or losing connection to the spirit of the original design. Contrasting levels present interesting corners and private spaces for young minds to retreat to.
Polished concrete floors are elegant and spare, giving The Institute Group breathing space and allowing bolder elements of the original warehouse building to be revealed. The sophisticated floor plan flows naturally through to large class room spaces – designed perfectly for learning and creativity.