The 2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards, now in their 24th year, were held March 31st at the Office of the Premier and Cabinet Room.
The awards recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation.
The Old Treasury Buildings, also known as The State Buildings, were awarded the Gerry Gauntlett Award for Conservation and Adaptive Reuse. FJM Property, was commended for transforming three significant heritage buildings into the new State Buildings, an exciting mixed-use development that has rejuvenated the historic precinct.
Marshall Day Acoustics provided full acoustic design services working closely with the client, FJM Property, and the wider design team. There were many acoustic challenges associated with refurbishment of the existing building, particularly due to its significant age, and even more so because the building is Heritage listed meaning that noise control options were often limited. Particularly challenging was incorporating sufficient sound insulation into the existing structure where high levels of acoustic separation were required. Significant effort was put into the consideration of various alternative options that would both fulfil the requirements of a high-end luxurious aesthetic and heritage needs. Read the full project profile.
Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said: "I am pleased to see the State Buildings in Perth recognised with the Gerry Gauntlett Award. This outstanding adaptive reuse and conservation project on a grand scale has returned the Central Government Offices to the community"