The Grosvenor Business Lounge | DesignOffice

The Grosvenor Business Lounge | DesignOffice | Photographer: Dianna Snape

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

The Grosvenor Business Lounge | DesignOffice

Traditional Land Owners
The Gadigal people of the Eora nation
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Interior Architecture
Lord Mayors Prize (NSW)
Builder
Renascent
Photographer
Dianna Snape
Terence Chin
Project summary

The Grosvenor Business Lounge integrates new amenity into Harry Seidler’s iconic commercial tower in Sydney CBD through inserting a layered suite of convivial ‘Third Spaces’. The interior response maintains a spatial and material dialogue with the original building in a respectful and value-enhancing refurbishment that has given new life to previously under-utilised spaces. No longer mono-functional transitory lobbies, The Grosvenor Business Lounge has become a destination in its own right, encompassing a range of individual, group, formal meeting, casual socialising and event zones.

The brief called for a reconfiguration of the upper and lower lobbies to provide a new level of amenity, conceptually drawing from the character of airline lounges, co-working spaces and hotel lobbies. Harry Seidler’s original split-level architectural topography and double-quadrant building form provided distinctive geometric cues, with the building’s existing arcs, circles and curves informing the planning for the new suite of connected, comfortable and convivial spaces.

New South Wales Jury Presentation

The design has transformed our lobby from a place of transition into a vibrant multi-functional community space. With a grand sense of scale, flooded with natural light and modern design touches, The Grosvenor Business Lounge fosters chance-encounters, intimate breakouts, and shared events. The design simultaneously retained our building’s history, whilst creating a contemporary and leading-edge collaborative workspace, that places community at its core. The successful design has provided facilities that not only meet the needs of today’s customers but is future-proofed for a continually developing commercial environment.

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