ANZ CENTRE

A sculptural Signage and Wayfinding solution inspired by the building’s ‘shifting planes’ for a benchmark in workplace design.

A view showing many of the floors inside the ANZ building

Inspired by the riverside setting and the maritime character intrinsic to the Docklands location, the fluid forms and powerful internal spaces contribute to a commanding presence architected by Hassell.

Base-Building Signage Hierarchy

A sign next to an elevator indicating that the user is on the sixth floor
Colour-coded workfloor lift lobby

The HASSELL-designed ANZ Centre invites the public into the heart of its workplace, making it one of the most open and permeable banking headquarters in the world. Working in collaboration with the architects and Lend Lease, our comprehensive signage system and environmental graphics scheme reflected ANZ’s values and complied with the building’s 6 Star Green Star rating. Crafted as an extension to the architecture, the wayfinding solution features elegant sculptural forms directly inspired by the building’s ’shifting planes’. To define the hub environments and instil ANZ’s agile workplace culture, the studio also created a diverse range of installations and super-graphics, such as ‘Play’, ‘Create’, ‘Grow’, ‘Move’ and ‘Click’. This ‘urban campus’ also represents the next generation in design for collaboration. With most of its floor space dedicated to shared, interactive activity, it actively encourages the incidental connections so critical to today’s knowledge economy. Incorporating a raft of first-time green initiatives, the building is a global environmental and social sustainability benchmark.

  • Project Scope

    Wayfinding Signage

    Building Identification

    Environmental Graphics

  • Project Collaborators

    Architects & Interior Designers: Hassell

  • Awards

    2012 SEGD, Global Merit Award for Environmental Design, New York

    2011 IDA, Commendation – Commercial Design

    2011 IDA, Commendation – Colour in Commercial Design

    2011 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards, Victorian Development of the Year

    2010 IDEA Awards, Best Major Commercial Project Over 1,000 sqm

    2010 AGDA Awards, Environmental Design

    2010 World Architecture Festival Awards, Overall Winner – Interiors and Fitout

    2010 Aust Institute of Architects National Awards, Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture

    2010 Emirates Glass LEAF Awards (Leading European Architects Forum), Commercial Building of the Year (awarded to HASSELL & Lend Lease)

    2010 Aust Institute of Architects (VIC) Awards, Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture

    2010 Australian Institute of Architects (VIC) Awards, Commercial Architecture Award (awarded to HASSELL and Lend Lease design)