IAG Melbourne | COX Architecture

IAG Melbourne | COX Architecture | Photographer: Nicole England

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

IAG Melbourne | COX Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Wurundjeri
Year
2023
Chapter

Victoria

Category
Interior Architecture
Builder
Shape
Photographer
Nicole England
Project summary

How do you design a post-covid workplace for a client that will be at the forefront of climate change impacts? That was our starting point in 2021 when COX began the design of IAG’s Melbourne workplace. The answers were surprisingly simple: People and Integrity were fundamental to IAG’s culture and therefore also to the project.

Conceptually, the ‘Marketplace’ is key to putting people-focused spaces at the centre of the project. Shifting away from formal Front of House spaces, the Marketplace provides a dynamic amenity shared between staff and visitors.

IAG’s progressive approach to workplace densities and a shift towards agile working, lead to a diversity of alternative and collaborative work settings. Future flexible, hackable and adaptable spaces can be modified according to team or organisational needs. The design response is playful, gentle and fun. It’s a space that encourages people back into the workplace through lightness and positivity.

Victorian Jury Presentation

IAG’s new offices are pivotal to improved workplace experience and productivity. They are flagships of our portfolio. The offices support hybrid working, enable increased collaboration, talent attraction, drive connection and are catalyst for our cultural evolution. The design aligns with our Group People Strategy and IAG Way of Working embracing flexibility and celebrating inclusion. Flexible design enables hackability allowing offices to adapt as our organisation continues to evolve. Reduction of footprint leads to every sqm becoming a purposeful destination and through diversity of space encourages our people to reimagine today whilst leading the way in Workplace Accessibility and Sustainability.

Project Practice Team

Aleksandar Solaja, Draftsperson
Ann Dinh, Interior Designer
Brooke Lloyd, Director
Carmen Paech, Interior Designer
Christina Prodromou, Director
Edmond Wong, Architect
Freya Robinson, Project Lead
Kate Jowett, Interior Designer
Mariam Moosavi, Interior Designer
Sanela Dimitrov Stanojkovic, Contract Administrator
Voula Theopoulis, Senior Interior Designer

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Annaliese Van Wijk, Building Cadet
Campbell Burgess, Project Manager
CBRE, Project Manager
David Caple and Associates, Ergonomist Consultant
Ethan Story, Project Coordinator
Ibosh Cukar, Project Manager
Jeremey Hopper, Senior Site Manager
Mitch Planer, Engineer
Morris Gooding Access, DDA Consultant
NDY, ESD Consultant
NDY, Services Consultant
Querubin Almarvez, Site Manager
Shannon Kirkby, Site Foremen
SHAPE, Construction Manager
Tom Shiels, Project Manager
WSP, Structural Engineer
Zarko Milakovic, Project Director

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IAG Melbourne | COX Architecture | Photographer: Nicole England

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