ANZ is one of the world’s strongest banks, with its origins in Australia and New Zealand. Workplace design is acknowledged as one of the keys to its ongoing success, driving greater efficiency and effectiveness and helping it recruit and retain the best people in a very competitive market.
Set inside a transparent office tower, HASSELL introduced a series of intimate, three-storey pocket atriums, linked by open staircases. Communal zones with a mix of meeting spaces and work settings invite staff to move up and down the connected floors and interact more widely with other employees.
Each floor is divided into four distinct neighbourhoods, with social hubs at their heart and a mix of workspace options. Employees can choose to work in quiet, private spaces, or meet in shared areas for collaborative tasks. Staff work wherever they like, choosing the right setting for the task at hand and using mobile technology.
The design is flexible, making it easy to accommodate changes to work requirements or individual transactions and projects that bring together significant numbers of people in temporary teams. Lighter finishes such as limed oak, pale timber flooring and golden marble reflect the Sydney landscape and draw on the features and palette of Sydney Harbour, in contrast to the bolder tones of the ANZ.