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No longer memories past: Woods Bagot’s Next Hotel Melbourne

No longer memories past: Woods Bagot’s Next Hotel Melbourne

Woods Bagot serves up the nostalgia of ‘now’ at Melbourne’s new Next Hotel.

Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

What are students’ expectations of academic libraries? This is a question John Wardle Architects tackled when renovating and expanding Monash University’s Caulfield Library.

Green Square Library and Plaza, from Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture

Green Square Library and Plaza, from Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture

Designed by Stewart Hollenstein, in association with Stewart Architecture, Green Square Library is a vital community space facilitating lifelong learning and helping people connect in an emerging community.

Woodside, by Unispace

Woodside, by Unispace

The same blue-sky thinking that underpins Woodside’s energy exploration, development delivery and supply business set the tone for its new global HQ in Perth, designed by Cox Architects and Unispace.

David Jones and Country Road Group, by Gray Puksand

David Jones and Country Road Group, by Gray Puksand

Six major Australian labels, two buildings, one unified workplace. Graydelviered David Jones and Country Road Group a stylish new Melbourne headquarters.

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Dissections by Crone Architects

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Dissections by Crone Architects

An owner-occupier client with a program more diverse than most and a need for information sharing in a constantly evolving sector – led to an uplifting and pragmatic design outcome that supports healthcare professionals to ‘walk the walk.’

Room Service: The rise of in-hotel dining experiences

Room Service: The rise of in-hotel dining experiences

The country’s best chefs are teaming up with top hoteliers to offer travellers and locals a unique in-hotel dining experience. It’s the ultimate ‘staycation’ – with all the trimmings. We unpack the movement.

Red Energy Melbourne

Red Energy Melbourne

Pavilions, hubs, neighbourhoods, precincts and the like are fast becoming a popular staple in the agile workplace diet – but why? In their latest project for Red Energy Melbourne, iconic studio Carr sees the significance of these spaces as allowing users to claw back some personal ownership of their working environment.

Mercedes Me Melbourne

Mercedes Me Melbourne

When is a showroom not a showroom? Whenever Mercedes-Benz launches a new Me Store. Mercedes Me Melbourne inhabits a shell by Woods Bagot, as part of the Rialto Towers street level refurbishment.

Escala Sydney

Escala Sydney

If engaged at the beginning of a business lifecycle, designers can become so much more than the vessels of a new brand. In the case of Escala by Molecule, they have the opportunity to define it.

RMIT New Academic Street

RMIT New Academic Street

The redevelopment of RMIT’s so-called ‘grey ghosts’ signals a much-anticipated final instalment in the University’s long – decades in fact – campus transformation.

NAB Place

NAB Place

The National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Brisbane Headquarters, NAB Place, designed by global architecture firm, Woods Bagot, sets a new benchmark in collaborative workplace environments.

Suncorp

Suncorp

Sometimes the most highly evolved designs are incomplete. When conceptualising the new Suncorp headquarters in Sydney, the interiors team at Geyer worked to the idea of ‘designing to 80%’. The result is a radical take on the oft-used idea of workplace flexibility. While the building caters to the needs of its residents in the present, it comprehensively avoids dictating what these needs will be in the future.

Mirvac HQ

Mirvac HQ

When builder/developer Mirvac decided half-way through the development process for the EY Centre at 200 George Street, Sydney to move their headquarters into six levels of the building, it was a vote of confidence in their own project.

Willinga Park Equestrian Centre by Cox Architecture & Sally Heiatt Interiors

Willinga Park Equestrian Centre by Cox Architecture & Sally Heiatt Interiors

Place-specific design is so very de rigueur. But beyond the obvious, how is place-driven design being strategically integrated across both macro and micro aspect of a mega development? This was Terry Snow’s objective for his best-in-class Willinga Park Equestrian Centre – and Cox Architecture have delivered.

PwC Melbourne by Futurespace

PwC Melbourne by Futurespace

The old-school ‘client showroom’ is in desperate need of a shake-up – but where to start? Designed by Futurespace, PwC’s new Melbourne headquaters is purpose-built to break down traditional barriers between staff and clients. The results are extraordinary.

480 Queen Street Brisbane, featuring BHP Billiton by BVN

480 Queen Street Brisbane, featuring BHP Billiton by BVN

What happens when private business goes public – in a commercial design sense, that is? Brisbane’s most recent commercial addition, 480 Queen Street by BVN, is designed to create a sense of community inclusiveness. It’s a new-think approach to the traditional public-versus-private model.

Jemena Melbourne by Woods Bagot

Jemena Melbourne by Woods Bagot

In an era where technology and the ‘digerati’ rules all, we feel a strong need to make close online connections with the world at large. But how does this sense of connectivity and community translate to the physical workplace, and by extension, its design? In Jemena’s new Melbourne headquaters, seven floors and 800+ people have offered up a juicy challenge in exploring how design might create a sense of communal familiarity in a large-scale environment.

Ovolo Sydney, by Hassell

Ovolo Sydney, by Hassell

Is hospitality the future of agile working? If it is, the new multi-user focused Ovolo Hotel Sydney, designed by Hassell, is a wondrous glimpse into that future.