lahznimmo architects were one of three firms selected through a nation wide search and interview process to participate in a short-listed paid ideas competition for the interior fitout for the new Lend Lease Headquarters Building in the Rocks. The new Headquarters Building posed a special opportunity and challenge for the client to redefine their image and set a benchmark in office design and innovation as well as to physically bring the organisation under one roof and realise the “One Lend Lease” concept. The challenge as a designer was to respond to this idea of “One Lend Lease”, as well as to develop strategies to counter the large 2000m2 plus floor plates. The strategies developed explored the notion of the importance within Lend Lease of the collective and experiential knowledge of the firm and its people. This idea of “tacit” knowledge and the people of the company actually being the “knowledge bank” form the framework for a series of strategies, which seek to link the floors and various work groups together.
Client: Lend Lease Corporation