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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.

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.

Microsoft Technology Centre, by Tom Mark Henry

Microsoft Technology Centre, by Tom Mark Henry

How to make a global tech giant with a transient workforce feel at home? Find out with Sydney’s new Microsoft Technology Centre.

Ovolo The Valley, by Woods Bagot

Ovolo The Valley, by Woods Bagot

Designed by Woods Bagot, a Fortitude Valley hotel has been reinvented, offering curious guests a uniquely artful experience.

Ningaloo

Ningaloo

The magical Ningaloo Reef experience in North-West Australia now has added dimension with the opening of a classy visitors centre.

Hyundai Capital Convention Hall

Hyundai Capital Convention Hall

Designed by Gensler, the Hyundai Capital Convention Hall in Seoul, South Korea has harnessed intelligent design strategies to achieve a distraction-free learning/training space for staff, a custom assembly space, a functions venue, a place for guest lectures and a great wow-factor for client showcasing and presentations.

Chandon

Chandon

Capturing the refined exuberance of an expertly poured glass of bubbly, Foolscap Studio’s sumptuously reimagined Domaine Chandon winery brings renewed effervescence to a well-loved Yarra Valley destination.

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.

<em>My Canvas</em> showcases global cross-disciplinary design

My Canvas showcases global cross-disciplinary design

Kvadrat Maharam has curated a collection of one-off installation pieces, made by a bevvy of international designers, for an installation as part of Melbourne Design Week.

Vive Active by Siren Design

Vive Active by Siren Design

Vive Active, designed by Siren Design, is energising the Pilates workout with an immersive sound and light experience.

Place-making at Plenary by Woods Bagot

Place-making at Plenary by Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot takes a people-centred approach to Plenary’s new Melbourne office, using place-making strategies more often seen in urban and landscape projects.

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr Design Group

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr Design Group

Carr Design Group combines corporate, residential and hospitality design principles for a diverse and flexible function space at the Collins Square Events Centre. Have they created the ultimate new design typology for next-gen hospitality? We think yes…

Gilbert + Tobin Barangaroo by Woods Bagot

Gilbert + Tobin Barangaroo by Woods Bagot

Design that reflects its local environment is a huge focus for practising architects and designers, and Sydney’s Barangaroo development is a hotbed for this kind of thinking. Gilbert + Tobin’s new Barangaroo workplace, designed by Woods Bagot, draws inspiration from the rich history and landscape of the site, while nestling nicely into Sydney’s new commercial identity.

Russell McVeagh Auckland by Warren and Mahoney

Russell McVeagh Auckland by Warren and Mahoney

The legal sector has traditionally adhered to a strict workplace hierarchy, with senior staff allotted a private office and entry-level employees assigned to the ‘open-plan’. Designed by Warren and Mahoney, the new head office for New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh, challenges the antiquated workplace approach with a daring, material-rich agile strategy.

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.

BEON Energy Solutions (Powercor CitiPower) by Siren Design

BEON Energy Solutions (Powercor CitiPower) by Siren Design

What are the principles and strategies behind designing for incidental staff collisions and chance encounters? Siren Design maps out its creative thinking and approach for Powercor CitiPower’s BEON Energy Solutions, Melbourne: a purpose built workplace which encourages its staff to ‘interact’ and ‘collide’.

Deloitte Perth, by Geyer

Deloitte Perth, by Geyer

How does the world’s most influential auditing firm self-audit? Designed by Geyer, the new Deloitte Head Quarters in Perth is a stellar case study for self-analysis and designing for the (sometimes opposing) needs of many in a single space.

Western Sydney University, by Woods Bagot

Western Sydney University, by Woods Bagot

Integrated technology might be commonplace in the workplace, but in education spaces it’s still a fairly new phenomenon. At Western Sydney University, Woods Bagot’s vertical campus design raises the bar in more ways than one.

KPMG Headquarters Barangaroo by Davenport Campbell

KPMG Headquarters Barangaroo by Davenport Campbell

Workplaces are no longer just singular production hubs, but company showrooms used by and with clients. Designed by Davenport Campbell, the new KPMG headquaters in Barangaroo transforms the brave new world of agile working into a workplace to call home.

Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

What is interior design’s responsibility in revolutionising aged-care environments? The new Emmy Monash Aged-Care facility in Melbourne’s Caufield has all the luxury commodities of a contemporary multi-residential complex. From thoughtfully considered finishes through to superior shared facilities, no expense has been spared on residents’ comfort and quality of life.

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.

University of Sydney Business School by Carr, Woods Bagot and Kann Finch

University of Sydney Business School by Carr, Woods Bagot and Kann Finch

How might the agile working model influence the design of education spaces? University of Sydney’s new state-of-the-art Business School presents an interesting experiment.