Uniquely located between the special conservation area of De Waterkant and the urban edge of the City, this 10 storey building fronts onto a major arterial street, as well as onto a quieter cross street, where the main entrance is located.
Designed around a contemplative courtyard with a water-wise succulent garden, water-features and oversize benches, the building offers pedestrian access through this courtyard to the City on one side, and to the Loader Street area on the other.
The Hudson precinct includes the Vos Lane development, which encloses the courtyard on the West side, and 28 Hudson Street Extension, and a restored former tobacco warehouse where Leon Saven Design Studio is currently located.
‘Natural stone, quarried from the site, anchors the building to its environment.’
Committed to ‘giving back’ to the neighbourhood and engaging directly at an urban design level, retail was included along the length of the two main facades at street level, and thoroughfares created though the building, which features additional retail opportunities.
Taking advantage of the natural slope of the site, the three levels of underground parking each have direct street access, and maximize the available space for parking by avoiding the need for internal ramps.
The raw concrete, brick and glass, sits in contrast to the natural stone, quarried from the site which anchors the building to its environment.
Currently occupied by offices and retail showrooms, all the necessary services have been included to enable the conversion of this building to residential use in the future.
Projects completed within the Hudson building include offices for Credit Suisse and the CNBC television network, a showroom for Barrow Flooring as well as a frameless glass and steel, roasting box for Origin Coffee Roasting.