Heritage and Adaptation at Heirloom

Today I got to do  fascinating tour through the Heirloom development in the East End (aka the Cantonment or the Woolstores Precinct – still trying to find a better name).

The development i now well progressed and I was deeply impressed by how Match are reusing and adapting the heritage elements of this iconic Freo building.

One clever technique was new raised floors with sound-proofing and servicing under them that enabled the old (and rather uneven from many decades of moving wool) original timber floors to be  kept and exposed as ceilings in each of the apartments. Very special.

IMG_1852 IMG_1853 IMG_1856 IMG_1858 IMG_1861 IMG_1865 IMG_1855

About Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt's blog
City of Fremantle Mayor

3 Responses to Heritage and Adaptation at Heirloom

  1. johnwv says:

    These apartments may get some great views of the Freo Art Centre. Since the old Toyota car yard has demoed, the view from QV Street level across to the FAC is magnificent and probably only available for a limited time. Take the walk and soak up never to be repeated views of Freo as it changes shape.

  2. Suzanne says:

    The Kings Square Christmas Tree is exquisite.
    Congratulations to Council for enhancing that magnificent tree with brilliance.
    A fantastic look for Freo, sighted on news coverage in California and London, labeled ‘even without snow’. Presumably also a popular pic in other far flung places.

  3. Paula Amaral says:

    I would like to see those sawtooth roofs covered in photo voltaic cells. And their slant points in the right direction.It could power all the apartments and more!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: