ABN GROUP, PERTH
Our design for ABN Group’s new headquarters received an AIA architectural award in the commercial category for its approach and acknowledgment of the past and the present and for offering a quality precedent for future development. The mixed-use office brought together over 800 employees that were once interspersed around Perth under one roof, breathing new life into the Leederville town centre.
“The architects have touched each edge of the complex site, adding value to the public realm and pedestrian experience of this urban location.”
Jury citation, Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter
“The decision to use brick as the primary construction material was to help ensure a tactile façade that would also integrate more naturally with Leederville’s heritage buildings,” says senior associate on the project, Yong Lee. “In contrast, the top office floor is fringed by a modern perforated metal veil, which nods to the area’s emerging character.”