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.
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 Douglas 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.
The seven levels are beautifully tied together by a spectacular stairway. For both the treads and the floor areas around the stairway, the architect chose Dinesen Douglas, which provides a sense of synergy and connectedness throughout the law firm.