silver top taxis

Collingwood | Victoria


Value   $10m
Status  Completed 2011

After being destroyed by fire in 2008, Silver Top Taxis required an entirely new facility that was simultaneously restrained yet modern. Our design embraced the owners’ ancestry while referencing the cultural, industrial and transport heritage of Melbourne.

Having been involved in the running of Melbourne taxi services since the 1880s, the owners’ family history is entwined with the Melbourne cityscape. Drawing from this, the geometry of Melbourne’s grid-like streets and lanes, particularly the Hoddle Grid, is embedded into the façade and carried through to the interiors as a reflection of this history. 

Client
Silver Top Taxi

Photography
Sonia Mangiapane