The fitout involved the prototyping of a new legal workplace and a new client facility aligned with the strategic objectives of the practice as a global business. This environment establishes a new paradigm for how legal professional interact with their clients.
The solution is more akin to a Hotel lobby and business centre as distinct from a Corporate statement. The design reflects the personality of Allens Arthur Robinson as distinct from the identity. Spatially the client floor is ordered into three zones radiating from within the core as the point of arrival to a defined circulation zone that bleeds into the external or perimeter interaction spaces.
Each of the zones varies in it's volume, materiality and illumination relative to the condition from solidity within the core to transparency at the perimeter.
A complex building featuring a blend of modern and post-modern elements in an effort to be sympathetic to the surrounding streetscape (one of the first to be influenced by the new podium planning policies). Podium base featuring mock neo-classicism and chicagoesque styles is stretched by way of curtain wall massings which are divided into a vertically layered building which is crowned by a set... More