David Jones – Melbourne

David Jones – Melbourne
Category: Gallery, Retail

The existing David Jones Bourke Street store was made up of a number of individual buildings that had been merged and joined over the years to form a single building. As a result, among other issues, the floor levels were very inconsistent. The Little Bourke Street facade and rear part of the building was not constrained by Heritage controls. This allowed the rear third of the building to be demolished and rebuilt with more consistent floor levels. The decision was made to embrace this opportunity with the aim to produce a modern building that not only reflected the David Jones’ market position as Australia’s most upmarket Department store with a more transparent facade but also a building that is a worthy addition to the twenty-first century retail precinct that is developing in Little Bourke Street. The Design team’s commission was limited to the base building and facade design and documentation. The internal fitout was undertaken by David Jones themselves. This Project was a joint venture between Parker Design and Architectus. Eoin Barnett lead the team from Architectus who were responsible for the design of the external facades of the building, Town Planning approval and the bulk of the Contract documentation.

This is a Parker design Project undertaken in association with architectus

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