101 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE
Project Type: Commercial
Lighting Designer: NDY Light
Architect: Bates Smart
Products Used: FLOS Infra-Structure & REGGIANI Mood Fixed Round
Situated over two floors of 101 Collins Street, the Boston Consulting Group workplace has been designed to respond to the surrounding Melbourne context, thereby differentiating it from other BCG workplaces around the world.
The design approach began by translating some of Melbourne’s distinctive characteristics into subtle design expressions, ranging from materiality selection, to textures, patterns, and artwork. Melbourne’s defining Hoddle Grid was used as inspiration and helped define the spatial planning and distinct architectural elements such as feature lighting, glazing strapping and joinery.
Art is an integral part of the design, and bespoke works by a number of Melbourne artists, were commissioned specifically for the workplace. The selection of signage and furniture is also significant and offers playful relief from the linear architectural forms across the floorplate.
Importantly the space provides a variety of different work settings, from collaborative zones to areas which offer concentrated team working, away from the traditional work points. The floors have been planned in order to celebrate and maximise the impressive views of the surrounding Melbourne skyline.
Bates Smart combined the Flos Infra-Structure system and the Reggiani Mood downlights into the design. The Flos Infra-Structure, designed by Vincent Van Duysen, is a unique design, that utilises state of the art magnetic technology with a wide range of LED fixtures, offering a singular way to grow your lighting design within the architectural space.
The Reggiani Mood Fixed Round opal diffuser makes the light soft and the lens can change the beam angles, providing flexibility. It is ideal for residential, business and hospitality applications and IP44 certification provides durability and protection.