New South Wales
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.