HASSELL: ANZ centre best interiors and fit out project at WAF 2010
HASSELL: ANZ centre best interiors and fit out project at WAF 2010 HASSELL: ANZ centre best interiors and fit out project at WAF 2010
nov 18, 2010

HASSELL: ANZ centre best interiors and fit out project at WAF 2010

HASSELL: ANZ centre best interiors and fit out project at WAF 2010 all images courtesy hassell photographer: earl carter (unless otherwise noted)





australian architectural office HASSELL has won the best interiors and fit out award at this year’s world architecture festival with their project, ‘ANZ centre’. located on the waterfront of melbourne, australia, the banking headquarters is designed to be open and permeable to the inhabitants’ activities. the ‘urban campus’ houses 6,500 people and is the largest single-tenanted commercial office building in the country.


to compensate for its large scale, the project’s design aims to provide opportunities for small scale engagements through the breakdown of the layout. consisting of a number of ‘hubs’ dedicated to a specific task, these local communities range from ‘play’ to ‘create’, the central atrium puts on display the different levels which are subtly stepped from the ground floor to the top. each layer exhibits a different character that results in a dynamic effect when observed from the common space.

main atrium view

(left) diverse hub types from the atrium (right) view into ‘create’ hub

‘create’ hub

(left) ‘comon’ and atrium link (right) view across ‘move’ hub

‘move’ hub

‘click’ hub

(left) view to ‘play’ hub (right)view to ‘grow’ hub

‘play’ hub

‘grow’ hub


client meeting breakout space

exterior shot across the yarra river photo: peter bennetts

floor plan / upper ground



floor plan / level 2


floor plan / level 9




  • Looks great but it’s very much like the Gibbs Building for the Wellcome Trust in London, designed by Hopkins Architects.


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