Since the foundation of Six Degrees in 1991, we have been forerunners in sustainability in both an environmental and social sense. Our holistic approach to ‘being green’ goes beyond the predictable (but valuable) solar panels and rainwater tanks to look at the longevity, use and lifespan of our buildings. With this in mind we aim for our designs to be flexible and durable – ensuring that they can provide for the evolving needs of the user without tiring or ageing unbecomingly.
Six Degrees projects are widely recognised for their inventive application of recycled and re-invented materials (see ‘gomi'). As experts in the ‘adaptive re-use’ of existing spaces, meaning we value the potential of disused or misused sites, giving them a new beginning and effectively recycling spaces.
Examples of ESD principles in Six Degrees projects can been seen as far back as Meyers Place and more recently in the UTAS School of Architecture and UTAS School of fine furniture projects, which were both awarded for Sustainability.
2012 AIA (National) Sustainable Architecture Award, Heller Street Park and Residences
2012 AIA (Vic) Award for Sustainable Architecture, Heller Street Park and Residences
2010 AIA (Tas) Sustainable Architecture Award, UTAS School of Furniture Design
2007 AIA (National) Award for Sustainable Architecture, UTAS Architecture & Design
2007 AIA (Tas) Sustainable Architecture Award, UTAS Architecture & Design