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Rachel Gilbert

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Designer Rachel Gilbert is on course to become a leading fashion figure in Australia. Her flagship boutique on Oxford Street, Paddington, was completed by Calida in 2011.

Featuring a polished concrete floor and floor to ceiling mirrors, the subtle, classic design was characteristic of work by architect Nick Tobias.

By Tobias Partners

Newmarket Hotel

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Calida was engaged as Project Manager to develop the design headed by HP&G and Michael Selia. Serious hurdles were encountered with the local community and council but these were overcome and development consent was granted in 2010.

This family owned and operated hotel in Rosebery NSW is currently holding on the approved DA consent, however is planning on commencing the works within 2011.

Miu Miu Sydney

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Calida was engaged by Prada Australia as the local Project Manager responsible for the delivery of the first Flagship store for their high end retail fashion label Miu Miu. The responsibilities included the engagement of all local consultants and contractors, the coordination of all Italian consultants and manufacturers’, ensuring the Studio Baciocchi design intent is achieved, achieving local compliance and approvals and financial management of the project.

The project consisted of a completely illuminated façade which involved the engineering input of ARUP Australia & Italy. Prada having previously built these facades all over the world wanted to refine and develop the design to incorporate a global standard for all of their stores. This involved close coordination with local and international engineering teams to refine the technical components of the design.


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Calida has worked closely with Prada for several years to deliver various stores across Australia as client project manager.

The role generally involved the appointment of local consultants, coordination of design development between the local consultants and the Italian based architect, Studio Baciocchi. Calida undertook the process of obtaining all the necessary local approvals from councils and other authorities, tendering the works to contractors, and managing the delivery to achieve the high level of quality expected of Prada.

Xenian Warehouse

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This bespoke warehouse was constructed alongside a sandstone heritage listed home. The warehouse houses the manufacture and storage of light fittings for Xenian lighting and an internal office. The design of the office incorporates principles of Feng shui and hence has no vertical lines.

Cross Penthouse

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The Cross Penthouse was developed for Ashington and designed by Burley Katon Halliday. The project consisted a complete fitout of the 400m2 space, a new lift, roof and terrace area.


Rowland Terrace

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Refurbishment of a sandstone terrace in Sydney, providing a new kitchen, outdoor terrace, ground floor bathroom, and level 1 bathroom.

By Telly Theodore

Green IFX

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Internal fitout of London based stock broking firm in Australia Square. Works included entry corridor, reception, conference and board rooms, work station area and IT/Comms room.

Eat Deli Kitchen

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Works included value engineering the design to a set budget and fitout of a hospitality store within Sydney Westfield. The store includes a commercial kitchen, decorative and functional kitchen hood, servery and front of house embellishments.

By Thomas Bucich

Hugo’s Bar Pizza

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Works included the fitout of a pizza restaurant and bar facilities. The project included a commercial kitchen, bar, lounge area, shopfronts, awnings and external seating.


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