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ANZ Centre / Hassell

  • 01:00 - 23 November, 2010
ANZ Centre / Hassell
ANZ Centre / Hassell, © Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

© Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    833 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
  • Architects

    Hassell
  • Environmental Engineer

    Lend Lease design (Sustainable Design)
  • Fire Engineering & Mechanical Design Overview

    Norman Disney Young
  • Lighting Consultant

    NDY Light
  • Project Manager

    Bovis Lend Lease
  • Storage Consultant

    P2M
  • Structural Engineer

    Winward Structures
  • Workplace Advisor

    DEGW
  • Client

    ANZ
  • Access Consultant

    Morris Goding Accessibility Consulting
  • Acoustics Consultant

    Marshall Day Acoustics
  • Building Certifier

    PLP Building Surveyors & Consultants
  • Communications And Audio Visual

    Umow Lai Associates
  • Environmental Graphics And Wayfinding

    Fabio Ongarato Design
  • Hydraulics Engineer

    CLG Plumbing
  • Kitchen Consultant

    Sangster Design Group
  • Main Contractor

    Bovis Lend Lease
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Security Services

    Umow Lai Associates
  • Area

    130000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. ANZ Centre is one of the most open and permeable banking headquarters in the world. Rarely – if ever before – has a bank invited the public into the heart of its workplace. This ‘urban campus’ houses 6,500 people – as many as a small town – within the largest single-tenanted commercial office building in Australia. Incorporating a raft of first time green initiatives, the building is also a global environmental and social sustainability benchmark.

© Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

Located in Melbourne’s Docklands, the building’s fluid forms are inspired by its riverside setting and the external colour palette is derived from nature, ranging from earth tones at ground level to light blue sky references at the upper levels.

© Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

Despite its large scale, ANZ Centre provides an opportunity to make small scale engagements with its local community. The building form steps down to engage with the waterfront and operate as a permeable extension of the existing urban precinct. Building character changes from floor-to-floor with large floors at lower levels and smaller floors at upper levels.

© Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

The ‘urban campus’ concept focuses around a central publicly accessible ‘common’, bringing the community into the organisation’s heart and creating a lively ground-level hub including cafes, public art and visitor centre. This demonstrates a bold new direction for a banking institution seeking to balance the need for security with the desire to demonstrate transparency and openness.

© Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

ANZ Centre includes innovative energy, water and waste management initiatives and was awarded a 6 Star Green Star Office Design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "ANZ Centre / Hassell" 23 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/90709/anz-centre-hassell/>
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43 Comments

Caroline · August 07, 2013

Hi there. Has anyone come across any other case studies of office buildings also offering public facilities just like ANZ Docklands? Thanks!

nizer · March 06, 2013

this is quit special office, it makes to think out of the box. it changes the experience and the feeling of a bank or office. the differentiation of private and public activeness and spaces by colors and visual connections..... that was awesome.

Javier Tapia Araya · December 28, 2011

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Hazem B. · November 10, 2011

quite the exuberant setup, offering a very pleasantly open workplace, and the finishes just come in and put this architectural experience over the top..

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Lyndon · July 08, 2011

Just finished working at this building. Climate is great, lighting and facilities are excellent. All of the areas in these photos are actually quite under utilised. Some of the seating and break-out areas are a little too forward thinking for what is ultimately a stuffy company culture so not too many people use them. Everyday was an adventure in there though.

Eliseo Wang · April 26, 2011

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Behzad Ghaffarian · December 18, 2010

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Kiley LoCascio · December 01, 2010

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YILUN ZHANG · November 25, 2010
Nicholas Patten · November 25, 2010

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Marty · November 25, 2010

Do people actually work in this building? Seems like reading the newspaper is priority number 1 at ANZ.

Justin Time · November 25, 2010

So this is where ANZ Bank 4 Billion Dollar Profit is going?????

During the Global Financial Meltdown must I add.... Amazing how all Australian Banks have been building Huge Headquarters taking up many big city blocks!

mk1 · November 25, 2010 07:21 AM

JT - it's where 1 billion profit went, for sure. Profits = new architecture, and in this case a world class environment for their workers. Problem with that on any level?

Tian Wu · November 25, 2010
ygogolak · November 25, 2010

amazing project

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Jim D. · November 24, 2010

Brilliant. Overwhelmed by the optimistic character of such a large space. Shared and social spaces are often built on a smaller personal scale, but this is an fine example of what is indeed possible to build and experience on a very large scale. This is a building that should be watched over time to discover how people adapt to it and viceversa.

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Sander · November 24, 2010

Can some one tell me about the climate inside the building?

What do the users think about it? i could imagine that it is very windy inside?

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