When COX Architecture was engaged to design Charter Hall’s Melbourne office, our brief was elegant: “when visitors come to our space, we want them to experience a way of working that embraces flexibility, wellbeing and a sense of oneness.”
Key to the project is the diversity of collaboration and focus spaces for staff. This is further supported by the choice of different worksettings- a departure from the standard runs of identical workstations. Crafted responses explore place, purpose and interpersonal connections, whilst curved forms foster an ethos of collaboration, equity and deep thinking.
Cultural contributions have been made by celebrating the rich history of the 130 Lonsdale site. The Yarning Circle references histories as a place of gathering whilst promoting connection through the simple act of talking.
Local makers drew on the heritage First Nations and European histories to craft bespoke pieces that are simultaneously grounding and delightful.
Ashleigh Rosenzweig, Interior Designer
Christina Prodromou, Director
Patrick Ness, Director
Shjaan Versey, Senior Associate
William Cassell, Associate
CBRE, Project Manager
Compass Engineering, Services Engineer
Inhabit Group, Acoustic Consultant
McKenzie Group, Building Surveyor
Meinhardt, Structural Engineer
Urbanite, Graphic Designer (Signage)
Veldhoen, Charter Hall Workstyle Brief
Zenith, Custom Work Stations