600 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia

Client: AMP Capital Investors Pty Ltd

Architect: 3XN, NH Architecture

The rejuvenation of the iconic Bourke Place, 600 Bourke St delivers a diverse array of contemporary facilities that offer a chance to connect and collaborate as tenants work and play in Melbourne’s CBD. The tower’s expansive lobby offers an impressive introduction to the building, with technology, luxury and modern comforts at the heart of the project.

To refresh the arrival experience in a way that complements renovated Premium Grade PCA commercial space throughout the tower, AMP Capital was seeking an elegant, high end and professional finish for the 3,000 m² lobby. Formerly defined by boundaries across three areas, the project opened up the space so that all facilities are interconnected. Boasting 10 metre high ceilings, the finishes and technology used throughout the space are world class, and include audio visual media walls, digital directory boards and impressive architectural lighting that creates a welcoming ambience for tenants and visitors alike.

Working closely with the architect on high end surfaces and lighting designs, NDYLIGHT offered a range of options via 3D modelling and mock set ups to demonstrate the best effects and undertook a detailed process on site to enable an informed decision by the client. The outcome is spectacular, with lighting that enhances finishes and creates a striking contrast with architectural elements. For example, lighting in the feature marble lift lobby core strategically highlights intricate machine cut or laser cut stone tiles which have complex geometries and faces.

The tiered banquette seating was again used effectively, playing host to light balls within plantar boxes in order to provide gentle, diffused low level light and create a calm ambience. Illuminating the surrounding foliage, the lighting effect is soft, elegant and inviting.

The landmark project delivers a new lease of life for the lobby, offering sophisticated architectural features (such as the lift lobby core and feature walls) and repositioning this iconic building through leading technology and systems that enable agility and responsiveness to future development, whilst offering enhanced wellbeing and comfort to users today.

Read more about the building on the Bourke Place website: https://www.bourkeplace.com.au/