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Creating a uniquely Melbourne experience to enable the evolution of Gilbert + Tobin’s workplace. Through carefully considered spaces and detailing, the new workplace reflects the values of Gilbert + Tobin to their clients and their people.
Gilbert and Tobin’s Melbourne workplace comprises of two connected levels and is home to 170 employees. The design retains a strong brand connection to the G+T Sydney headquarters, with a uniquely Melbourne overlay relating to the context of the urban setting and the 101 Collins The client experience upon arrival signals a different approach to the typical legal typology, with views through reception to the work club. A collaborative space that encourages bot h clients and employees to work in, with the added flexibility of hosting events, training and social gatherings with incredible views of the gardens, arts precinct and bay beyond. A hidden bar also forms part of the client offering, which is inextricably ‘Melbourne’.
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The work floor was designed around a response to the Melbourne environment and the building. The Melbourne grid was conceptually overlayed and the workplace starts to form streetscapes of intersections, square pockets and laneways.
An integrated stair & void connecting the two work floors also provides direct connection to the social spaces. The base floor is home to the large social hub for G+T and encourages staff to come together, eat lunch and connect socially.
The result is an engaging and supportive workplace that represents the G+T brand & values, whilst also recognising the local context with a unique Melbourne overlay.