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A place where philanthropy, entrepreneurship and commercial office blend to become a centre for young people wanting to change the world


Complementing its East Melbourne surroundings, Gate 8 is an elegant yet humble crafted brick building that embodies the client’s values. With architecture evocative of a New York warehouse, it has presence and gravitas and positively contributes and gives back to the community.

Generating dynamic spaces and ideas

The lobby is a rich architectural and social experience, with overlapping spaces and functions that invite people to explore and meander. Streat Café sits beneath a mezzanine balcony, and an open auditorium provides a forum for discussion and ideas.

Respecting the community


The tall elevation faces Yarra Park, and tiered setbacks step down at the rear of the building to create a scale respectful of the neighbouring heritage cottage. Two curved indents break the mass into three silos that’s more sensitive to the proportions of the precinct, and the rhythmic colonnade of brick arches enlivens the street.

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JolimontHarris CapitalEast Melbourne VIC