A new lobby space by 3XN Architects with NH Architecture has transformed the public space of Bourke Place, at 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne into a connected and dynamic destination with fine design, beauty and amenity.
October 26th, 2021
This project demonstrates 3XN’s and NH’s philosophy of ‘putting people at the centre of design’ and represents comfort with all the requirements and amenities for a daily passing crowd of Melbournians. The work is grounded in ongoing research by 3XN into how buildings reflect and influence human behaviour and the environment. Every detail has been considered to deliver greater amenity, timelessness, and a sense of community.
The project involved re-designing the ground floor of a 1980s building into a contemporary and active lobby space with an internal street network reconnecting the interior with the urban grid of Melbourne. Replacing multiple separate lobbies and split levels, the area is now an open and inclusive environment that welcomes and connects people to place. Positively shaping behaviour through architecture.
The expansive 10-metre-high ceiling of the lobby ensures a grand aesthetic and, with a floorplate of some 3000 square metres, there is ample room to move for those visiting Bourke Place.
With a wide range of generous seating areas and tech-enabled workspaces arranged in a more intimate environment, the lobby is certain to be a favourite destination for tenants and visitors alike. Where integrated hospitality is designed to support socialising and knowledge sharing.
Turkish and Greek marbles have been used throughout and bespoke feature lighting capturing light from various angles to accentuate the dynamic stone design, provides a sophisticated style within the interior.
New large terraces at the entry, overlooking both Bourke and King Streets, extend the greenery of the street and provide outside areas in which to work and relax. A serviced eatery and grab-and-go café which have been located between informal seating groups and greenery, helps to define the different zones and spaces. To provide more access to the lobby, a walkway has been included to service the entry from Little Bourke Street.
While the lobby of Bourke Place is large and luxurious, there is a human dimension to the design with furniture groupings, the outside terrace areas and the interior landscape encourages users to pause and co-mingle, rather than overpowering them.
In all, this is a space to visit, stay and feel at home in and with comfortable seating, light and amenity. It is a place that offers a little respite from busy city life – even if it is only to grab a sandwich or just enjoy the cool contemporary interior.
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