Brookfield Place

When is a tower not just a tower?

When it is a workplace that unites a previously disparate company, a bustling urban precinct, and a heritage location revitalising the heart of a city.

Having redefined the skyline of Perth, Western Australia, with its 45-storey premium commercial tower, Brookfield Place also redefined the city centre at ground level. Turning a dormant city block full of boarded up heritage buildings into a vibrant retail and entertainment precinct created a new destination for office workers and the people of Perth – and blurred the line between public and private spaces.

Together with Fitzpatrick + Partners, we designed the tower as a high performance, flexible working environment for BHP, PWC and Barrick Gold. Within the tower, we designed the 60,000sqm BHP offices as a ‘heathy workplace’ to bring together employees from over 20 different sites.

Client

Brookfield Multiplex

Location

Perth, Australia

Status

Completed

Year

2012

Scale

130,000sqm

Collaborators

Fitzpatrick + Partners

Photographer

Peter Bennetts, Douglas Mark Black

"From any vantage point, Brookfield Place stands out very loudly and proudly and I love the fact that it has such bold architecture, and yet, at the ground plane you’ve got this beautiful intricate, interconnection into the existing heritage fabric along St Georges Terrace."

Lisa Scaffidi Perth City Lord Mayor
3K BHP employees from 24 different sites brought together
5 star Green Star – Office Design v2 Certified Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia
10m maximum between every employee and a source of natural daylight

The dynamic civic spaces at ground level include:

  • Tree-shaded benches and open plazas linked by lightweight bridges and eye-catching artworks
  • Laneways connecting small courtyards with the lower levels of the heritage buildings, creating areas for al fresco bars, restaurants, cafes and high-end shopping
  • Spaces for year-round events attracting crowds to the precinct
  • 2015 Australian Award for Urban Design - Delivered Outcome – Large Scale
  • 2014 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards – Development of the Year - awarded to Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2014 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards – International Award for Best Office Development - awarded to Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2014 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards – Studio Award for Best Heritage Development - awarded to Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2014 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Western Australia) Awards – Excellence Award for Design in Landscape Architecture
  • 2013 Australian Institute of Architects National Awards - National Commendation for Commercial Architecture - awarded to HASSELL and Fitzpatrick + Partners
  • 2013 Australian Institute of Architects National Awards - National Commendation for Urban Design - awarded to HASSELL and Fitzpatrick + Partners
  • 2013 Australian Institute of Architects National Awards - National Commendation for Urban Design
  • 2013 Australian Institute of Architects (Western Australia) Awards - Margaret Pitt Morison Award for Heritage - awarded to HASSELL and Palassis Architects
  • 2013 Australian Institute of Architects (Western Australia) Awards - John Septimus Roe Award for Urban Design - awarded to HASSELL and Fitzpatrick + Partners
  • 2013 Australian Institute of Architects (Western Australia) Awards - Ross Chisholm and Gil Nicol Award for Commercial Architecture - awarded to HASSELL and Fitzpatrick + Partners
  • 2013 Master Builders Western Australia Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Historic Restoration or Renovation – awarded to Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2013 Master Builders Western Australia Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Project – awarded to Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2013 Master Builders Western Australia Excellence in Construction Awards - Excellence in Energy Efficiency Over $40 million – awarded to Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2013 Master Builders Western Australia Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Retail Building Over $5 million – awarded to Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2013 Master Builders Western Australia Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Building Fitout Over $10 million – awarded to Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2013 Master Builders Western Australia Excellence in Construction Awards - Best Office Building Over $30 million – awarded to Brookfield Multiplex
  • 2013 Western Australian Heritage Awards - Winner - Outstanding Conservation of a Non-Residential Place - awarded to HASSELL and Palassis Architects

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