Architecture & Interior Design
80 Collins Street | Universal

80 Collins Street
Melbourne

Client
QIC

Size
Total 1766.sqm

Status
Completed

Photography
Sean Fennessey

Collaborators
Creative Design Direction - Seventh Wave. Executive Architect - Woods Baggot. Lighting Design - Seam Lighting, Point of View.

Universal envisaged the North and South Lobbies to 80 Collins Street as refined sculptural expressions of materiality with an integrated artistic overlay. Read More

The concept was for the lobbies to provide a new gallery space for Melbourne, integrating the art into the space, as an antithesis to the classic workplace lobby.

Collins Laneway links to the refurbishment of an iconic 1970’s high rise tower into an A Grade commercial space. The North Lobby was conceived as a refined space to act as a gallery space for the contrasting hand crafted, textual pieces in MATTER. This assemblage of overscale timber vessels and totemic installations is curated by artist and designer Fiona Lynch. Fiona worked in collaboration with Shou Sugi Ban artist Makiko Ryujin and hand turner Charles Sandford to realise her vision. MATTER aligns art with purpose where concierge services and seating are subtly concealed within the composition for 80 Collins Street.

Digital art is embedded into the South Lobby entrance to create an immersive arrival experience to this new build premium grade commercial tower that mirrors the local city context. The shell is crafted in travertine to compliment the entrance portal to the podium and bathed in natural daylight through the bronze clad curtain walling.

A travertine datum grounds your arrival experience from the street up a crafted stair to the reception. Bespoke matt finished stainless steel panels work in contrast to the heavy base, to create a sensation of lightness to the lobby.

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