452 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia

Client: Dexus Property Group

Architect: Architectus

The existing ground floor lobby at 452 Flinders Lane has been repositioned with a contemporary and generous foyer offering shared communal areas as well as more secluded workspaces. A warm colour palette softens the hard edges of the existing building envelope with well-considered furniture and custom carpet selections while a linear feature lighting element connects the horizontal and vertical planes and adds a contemporary touch to the overall space.

By defining clear circulation zones both inside and out, and utilising the building envelope to reduce the visual presence of existing columns, the lobby has become more open, improving both accessibility and sight lines.

NDYLIGHT took the opportunity to ‘play’ with the lighting approach to achieve an unconventional but successful outcome.