The former Denmark Hospital is a complex of buildings with high cultural heritage significance that was in operation from 1924 until its closure in 2009. The building has recently been restored and revitalised and has now become a community space for local groups and touring exhibitions.
The primary challenge of this adaptive reuse project was creating spaces that meet modern requirements without compromising the heritage fabric of the building. The restoration works in the buildings were undertaken in a manner sympathetic to the original construction methods and vernacular architectural style of the site, and has produced a flexible and contemporary space for the community.
PRINCESS ROYAL FORTRESS
This project involved alterations and additions to a State Registered Heritage building to convert a workshop and Caretaker’s residence into a high end restaurant and destination Cafe. With panoramic views of the harbour and coastline, the building maximises glazing and seating in the new addition, and highlights the double volume existing shed space where the loft mezzanine was removed.
Garrison highlights the blend of old and new that allows the restaurant to relate to both the Old Forts and the new National ANZAC Centre, and takes maximum advantage of the magnificent views of the Princess Royal Harbour.
Alterations to the previous Forts Tearooms were also undertaken to create a Gift Shop, Gallery space and Administration Facilities, with a new timber verandah surrounding the stone building as it would have historically been.
As the original main street and commercial hub of Albany, Stirling Terrace is recognised as a highly significant streetscape of Victorian and Federation era buildings overlooking Princess Royal Harbour. H+H Architects was part of the significant face-lift to Stirling Terrace and its buildings in 2014, conceived by the City of Albany and facilitated with the help of the Heritage Council of WA as part of the 100 year ANZAC Centenary celebrations. We worked with a number of individual property owners to upgrade building facades and undertake conservation works, and also assisted the City in providing heritage advice as part of the streetscape improvements to this State heritage-listed precinct.
Stirling Terrace Mess Hall photo courtesy of Lee Griffith.
H+H Architects has had over 10 years involvement at Breaksea Island. H+H led an experienced team with expertise in cultural heritage, history, maritime history and maritime and land based archaeology to prepare a Conservation Plan in 2008. Following the completion and adoption of the Conservation Plan, H+H Architects worked with the Department of Environment & Conservation to implement conservation and restoration works to the existing buildings to facilitate renewed and sustained use of the buildings as eco-tourism facilities.
VANCOUVER ARTS CENTRE
Various works have been undertaken over the past 19 years at the Vancouver Arts Centre, including remodeling of the old Nurses Quarters, Pottery Shed, the Weavers Room and the surrounding grounds. Heritage advice has also been provided on the maintenance of the Centre.
GNOWANGERUP ABORIGINAL CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE
This project involved working with the Gnowangerup Aboriginal Corporation to remodel and refurbish an old culturally significant house to provide a Heritage Centre that displays the story of Aboriginal people in the Gnowangerup area over the past 100 years.
OLD POST OFFICE
David Heaver worked as part of the team who prepared the Conservation Plan for this significant heritage icon in the centre of Albany. The plan addressed the future use and conservation of the building and significant interiors. Following the completion of the Plan it was used to guide the adaptation of the buildings for use as a regional centre by University of WA. The project involved the remodeling of the Old Post Office to provide Teaching and Administration facilities for the University of Western Australia.
Previous works undertaken by H+H include conservation of the existing building and refurbishment of the internal space as university facilities. H+H also undertook the design and documentation of a new science facility designed to sit sympathetically adjacent to the original building.
The Albany Waterfront Interpretation project is focussed on the site of the former Albany Town Jetty and adjacent foreshore. The Jetty was demolished as part of the development. Our vision was to create a project with a strong community focus and ownership and one that utilised elements from the demolition of the old jetty. To achieve this aim, in consultation with LandCorp we purposely set about assembling a team of mostly Great Southern consultants, artists and artisans that encompassed a wide range of creative skills.
Albany's former Quarantine Station was first established in 1875, and, strategically located on Vancouver Peninsula on the opposite side of the harbour to the townsite, demonstrates early attempts to control the introduction of contagious diseases from newly arriving visitors and migrants into Western Australia.
With its advantageous views and somewhat remote location, the place is better known as a holiday and recreation camp for young West Australians, and H+H Architects has a long association with the site, providing ongoing heritage advice and conservation strategies for the managers of the facility.
MOUNT BARKER ROUND HOUSE
The Round House is a prominent icon in Mount Barker. The structure comprises a single storey, flat roofed, circular residence constructed of steel and lightweight materials in the Post-War International style of architecture. When built, it had the ability to revolve through 180 degrees to track the path of the sun, a unique building in regional Western Australia.