The new headquarters provide s a strong identity for Arcus with the towering white concrete box bearing the illuminated Arcus branding.
Site Architecture Studio was engaged to design the new headquarters for Arcus Australia – a leading commercial refrigeration and commercial kitchen manufacturer. The brief was for a workshop, administration and showroom, incorporating durable, low maintenance and energy efficient design principles. Site has created a strong corporate identity for Arcus through architectural elements, which reflect their core business – a warm, metal clad administration and showroom box contrast against a white concrete cool tower.
The sloping corner site was significantly smaller than Arcus’ previous site and the challenge was to maximise floor area for the workshop operations without compromising office and showroom space. Access and parking were also challenges of the site, which were overcome through clever planning. Arcus general manager Terry Arcus says this was achieved by positioning the workshop behind the administration and showroom buildings, with separate street access.