The ATO Headquarters was designed by COX RICHARDSON is located in Canberra, ACT, Australia. The design of the Australian Tax Office Head combines civic character worthy of a major public entity with a sensitive response to environmental concerns and human. This social agenda is addressed through the system visible to the environment and the expression of the light skin of the building, heat and tactile materials, and creating an interactive work environment.
The nine levels of office space located above a rescue center multi-storey, retailers have also designed by Cox. Rather than interfering with the flexibility of retail, office heart begins to lift above these levels of detail. The entrance to the building is a path by escalators through a sequence of dramatic atrium, including the space of four floors Galleria on the first level of office.
The Galleria is the heart of the building and a focal point of interaction between the staff of the ATO and the public, with the projection and freestanding meeting pods, staff facilities and informal lounges. Office Generous Floorplates approximately 2900 m2 to allow high levels of efficiency and flexibility Fitout.
Weather Canberra oscillates between very hot in summer and very cold in winter.
Facade systems have been expressed adapted to block the summer heat, but allow access to the warming sun in winter, incorporating Louvres hood outer frames which vary in density and type in response to guidance. In addition to maximizing energy efficiency to achieve a 4.5 star Australian Building Greenhouse Rating level this approach maximizes the comfort of the tenants on the perimeter and allows more transparent glazing.