The Church St Showroom is a new multi-level retail development on a deep and narrow site in inner-city Richmond. Given the site constraints, we saw the expression of the building façade and the manipulation of its internal volume as two opportunities for the exploration of an architectural idea.
Accordingly, the building’s section was organised around a central stair void to create a dynamic internal volume where visual connection between the various retail floor plates could be maximised. This was achieved by offsetting the eastern and western floor plates at half levels off the central stair void. This ensured that customers could engage with the product display on every level, both physically and visually, as they circulate within the space.