Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Elevating Melbourne’s business district
600 Lonsdale brings a new genre of high rise to Melbourne. Programmatically diverse, solar-responsive, and a model of biophilic design, the building blurs boundaries between work, life, and leisure. Situated on a prominent corner in Melbourne’s legal precinct, the 42-story building contributes to the rapidly transforming “West End” of the central business district. 600 Lonsdale combines 24,400 square meters of A-grade office space, amenities, and retail space. Terraces and balconies express the building mass as a series of volumes, mediating between the scale of surrounding heritage buildings and the neighborhood’s emerging high-rise context.