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2014 National Association of Building Designers Awards

BEST NON-RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN

Birkenstock Australia HQ Designer: Melbourne Design Studios Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 9077 2240 Web: www.melbournedesignstudios.com.au Builder: Emac Constructions Location: Clifton Hill, VIC Photographer: Peter Clarke and Marc Bernstein-Hussmann Traditional materials are put into new context with an element of surprise in the design for Birkenstock HQ. The shopfront with natural grass flooring, built-in planting as healthy office screen partitions, plywood forms wall surfaces and furniture, and a warm fireplace invites customers to relax at the tea bar within the shop. The light-filled open plan office encourages teamwork instead of hierarchical structures. Reconfigured aeroplane trolleys for personal filing allow staff to move around. A central island unit doubles as standing desk and invites teams to a discussion, or to a freshly made coffee at the Barista end of the unit.

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2014 NABD Awards Magazine  

The NABD Awards Annual has been developed to acknowledge the expertise, creativity and excellence of building designers nationwide.

2014 NABD Awards Magazine  

The NABD Awards Annual has been developed to acknowledge the expertise, creativity and excellence of building designers nationwide.