14000 m2 NLA
|Aligning seamlessly with the company’s corporate culture and image as well as the architecture of the unique base building
Deutsche Bank’s Sydney office is located across nine floors of the commercial tower at 126 Phillip Street designed by Foster and Partners. It houses the global markets trading floors, a significant IT team, operational support and conference and meeting facilities. As an anchor tenant, the investment bank negotiated an integrated fit-out. Accordingly, the Deutsche Bank workplace was developed in synchronicity with the design of the base building – requiring a collaborative working model with all project participants. The workplace design is underpinned by the bank’s aspiration for unity, transparency, functionality, innovation and community. The workplace is linked over the nine floors by two glass stairs incised into the floorplate. A variety of meeting areas form communal spaces at the vertical stair nodes and in turn cluster around the building’s atrium, creating a dynamic presence to this internal atrium facade. Meeting rooms are created as coloured pavilions, clad entirely in glass. Whilst this allows a high level of transparency and openness, complex levels of control and security required by the investment bank protocols are also provided.
The workspace is inexorably linked to both the culture and image of the bank and to the architecture of this unique building. The transition from the building’s entry through to the lift experience, to Deutsche Bank’s main public floor is seamless, allowing the bank to take full visual ownership of the building.
RAIA National Award for Interior Architecture
- Atypical requirements
- Client interface areas
- Support facilities
- Working areas
- Incorporation of major art installations