The Alexander and Albemarle Buildings are undergoing a rebirth.
With an eye to the environmental benefits of repurposing much of the existing structure, the imposing Woden office towers are set to be transformed by the award-winning Doma Group into airy and textural warehouse and loft-style apartments along with diverse non-residential uses activating the grounds of the site.
Built in the mid-1960s by the Commonwealth, Doma will begin a long-awaited activation of this under-utilised central part of the Woden Town Centre.
The impressive concrete structure of the two towers will be preserved and repurposed for lower-density urban living in the heart of the town centre, creating a new “third space” for all of Woden. Much of the architectural effort externally is to harness the strong mass and form of the building while balconies and façade treatments will render the buildings unrecognisable from their current state.
The smaller annexes will make way for a new retail and commercial thoroughfare set around a central and activated mews with the lower structures topped by beautifully conceived apartment amenities including a pool and tennis court.