The 600 Bourke Street (Bourke Place) Lobby refurbishment for AMP Capital was designed by 3XN architects with NH Architecture. The project brief was to turn a tired, voluminous lobby, that lacked meaningful tenant engagement into a contemporary, active main arrival lobby. As well as reconnecting with the internal street network and the refurbished interior, with the surrounding urban grid of the Melbourne CBD.
Repositioning the building for a new generation of corporate tenants, while simultaneously helping shape behaviour through architecture. The work is grounded in ongoing research into how buildings reflect and influence human behaviour and the environment. Every detail has been considered to deliver greater amenity, timelessness and a sense of community.
Originally designed in the 1980s, with a complex network of separate lobbies, split levels and inward-looking spaces, the new interior reveals a single volume with clear pedestrian connections and direct sightlines to the external environment. This turns a once inactive edge condition, into a dynamic and active scene of urban frontage.