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Top 3 – P4’s pick of the projects in 2018

There’s no doubt that Australia has some of the most talented architects and designers in the world – and we feel incredibly lucky to be able to work with them day-to-day. It has been a pretty good year for outstanding design work and here we’ve picked out our top three Melbourne-based projects for 2018.


1. “Flexible and agile” – Cummins Inc, Melbourne by Venko Design

Wanting to create a flexible workplace for the modern age, Cummins appointed Venko to help them embark on their consolidation of two offices into one. The brief was to instil a flexible and agile environment with the new fit-out accommodating 300 staff in an open plan office. 




The open plan workspace is broken up into a series of workstations, collaborative areas, break out zones, meeting rooms and various supporting spaces. Booths, impromptu stand-up zones and modular seating all come together in this modern agile workplace. More here.




2. “Calm yet professional” – Gordon Legal, Melbourne by KHID

Design firm KHID was asked to create a reception and meeting facility for Gordon Legal. Importantly the space needed to be welcoming and calm, yet professional and representative of a legal practice.


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Lightness and a warm accessibility are expressed through the design in the material palette and colourways. Crisp white walls paired with light timber parquet wall details and greenery bring in a fresh and friendly vibe.


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“We used Blå Station’s BOB sofa system from P4 as it provided an interesting seating arrangement within the reception,” says KHID’s Katrina Hooker. “Something a little unexpected but also due to its high-quality style it has the level of sophistication expected in a law firm.” More here.


3. “Multifunctional and hyper-connected” – La Trobe University, Melbourne by Harmer Architecture

Like today’s busy, hyper-connected students, La Trobe University’s Student Hub does multiple – often disparate – things at once. Upgraded by Harmer Architecture, it occupies a compact 500m2 footprint. It is multi-functional, encompassing a student development centre, break-out areas, and a transit lounge for students waiting for buses.


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The fit-out and furniture were considered particularly crucial to the success of the project, and the designers reached out to P4 for innovative solutions to the brief’s unique constraints and complexities. More here


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Love these projects? Visit our Projects page to explore more outstanding locally designed spaces here.


Cummins Inc photos by Chris Santos. Gordon Legal photos by Peter Clarke. La Trobe University photos courtesy Harmer Architecture.


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