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ANNA MOLDT

FK Australia 

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I find inspiration everywhere. I get inspired by a clever detail for a rainwater head as much as I do by an innovative concept for affordable housing or a skyscraper using innovative engineering methods.

ANNA MOLDT

Bio:

Anna enjoys creating sustainable architecture that is responsive to local climate conditions and integrates well into the existing built environment to improve urban amenity. She likes the challenge of working with existing buildings; re-imagining them to improve functionality and aesthetic appeal. She is also passionate about less traditional materials and construction systems, which includes her work on projects utilising rammed earth, straw bales and massive timber construction.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Visiting the Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind, I became intrigued by the idea that a building could instil so much emotion that I enrolled to study architecture. And the realisation that I had a knack for organising, planning and problem solving.

What do you do?

I design and plan predominantly commercial buildings with special interest in adaptive re-use and large-scale refurbishment developments. I’ve also been involved in a number of projects ranging from residential to galleries and aged care.

What excites you in the work you do?

Working on projects that require investigation and patience, whether it’s integrating a building into challenging site conditions, reinvigorating and reimagining an existing building or resolving a particularly difficult detail.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I find inspiration everywhere. I get inspired by a clever detail for a rainwater head as much as I do by an innovative concept for affordable housing or a skyscraper using innovative engineering methods.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I am a recently registered architect, which is a huge achievement for a non-native English speaker with foreign qualifications. But the project I am most proud of so far in my career is Midtown Centre in Brisbane.

Featured Project Name: 

Midtown Centre

Featured Project Location: 

Brisbane

Featured Project Completion Date: 

06/30/21

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

Featured Project Description:

A first of its kind for Australia, Midtown Centre sets a new benchmark in adaptive reuse. The project strategically merges two ageing inner-city office buildings, resulting in the creation of single macro floorplates capable of accommodating large-scale tenants in a new commercial office tower in Brisbane. Midtown Centre has become an exemplar of how to sustainably repurpose an underutilised commercial asset into an innovative, contemporary workplace with minimised environmental impact.

Photography Credit:

Angus Martin