A landmark of Perth’s city skyline since 1991, Harry Seidler’s QV1 building is a Modernist gem. Respectful of its architectural legacy, we reimagined the ground floor lobby to meet the needs of a post-covid workforce; providing an inviting ‘third space’ and diverse public amenity.
Conceived as a multifaceted town square, our spatial strategy draws on the building’s porous nature to encourage intuitive circulation. We playfully reference Seidler’s distinctive design language through an undulating ribbon connecting all built elements, comprising integrated planter boxes filled with live greenery, counters and banquette seating. This dynamic sculptural gesture fluidly delineates the expansive 2000-square-metre space, projecting into the 14-metre-high ceiling through mesh curtains which continue its curve.
Offering a choice of work modes in a casual setting, we provide adaptive function far beyond the conventional lobby. Our design sensitively contemporises a place of great significance to Perth’s built heritage, for future generations to enjoy.
Giordana Vizzari, Associate / Interior Designer
Patric Przeradzki, Director
3S, Lighting Fabrication
Airey Taylor, Structural Engineer
CBRE (now Turner Townsend), Project Manager
Floth, Services Consultant
Josh Byrne & Associates, Landscape Consultant