13 Bowden Street is a dynamic commercial tenancy development for W Property. Located on the old Slazenger Dunlop factory site in Alexandria, the original building has remained unused since the early 1930s and was a well-known open-air graffiti parlour.
H&E’s redesign offers an exciting fusion of old and new, over 4,000sqm. New steel frame windows and doors celebrate the old industrial shell with a fine grain texture, while plumbing, window glazing, air-conditioning and roofing have all be sensitively added to attenuate the giant proportions and take advantage of the building’s ample, ambient light. The material palette is largely grey and charcoal. A lot of the original graffiti was retained alongside new commissioned work by Fintan Magee and Numskull.
Notable additions include the roof panels that provide a high level of thermal insulation, high performance glazing, steel plate awnings and stairs, amenity blocks, dramatic oversized doors, internal car parking and a courtyard.