Elegance, simplicity, honesty and cooperation were the keywords when the Australian firm Bligh Voller Nield was tasked with designing the new Melbourne office for one of the largest law firms in Asia, Allens Linklaters.
Allens Linklaters, Melbourne, Australia
Architect: BVN Architecture
Photos: John Gollings
Thickness: 28 mm. Width: 350 mm. Lenght: 3-4 m
Finish: Lye and white soap
NB! The photos show the newly installed, newly finished floor. Deviations due to natural patina, wear or inadequate maintenance may occur.
The office space occupies seven levels in a 57-storey skyscraper on 101 Collins Street, a landmark building in Melbourne’s prestigious business area. For Allens Linklaters, it was therefore a key priority to have an interior design that ties the floors together in order to promote and facilitate cooperation across the departments.
Another important element was the firm’s impressive art collection. The large collection is on display throughout the office space, but it is especially prominent on the 35th floor, which holds the reception area. Throughout the 35th floor, the wide Dinesen planks provide a bright ambience and lead visitors from the reception via the galleries and toward the impressive window sections where the open meeting rooms are located.