A people-centred workplace which promotes occupants’ wellbeing, Market Lane enhances the office experience and reinvents the way we work. The project features five levels of office accommodation, ground floor food, beverage and co-working spaces, hotel quality End-of-Trip facilities, high-tech building management, as well as extensive landscaping and sustainable design initiatives which contribute to both environmental and improved occupant health.
The building is split into two volumes by a central atrium, which carries natural light and vegetation into the heart of the building. Each office floorplan is modular and flexible, allowing occupants to adjust their fitouts. Landscaping zones on the exterior create terraces on each level providing flexible outdoor office areas as well. Dense planting with undulating heights and form create a range of outdoor spaces with varied levels of intimacy; quiet personal working spaces, secluded greenhouse meeting rooms, relaxed social hubs, and open public spaces. Operable doors allow these areas to seamlessly integrate with indoor working areas, breaking down the barrier between productive and non-productive spaces in the office.
All exterior glass is treated with a high-performance solar coating, allowing for optimum visible daylight transmission with low solar-heat-gain. Angled panels along the two articulated facades also reduce direct solar radiation and create integrated aluminium fins that provide additional sun shading.
The building’s fresh air underfloor heating/cooling system, as well as natural cross ventilation from operable doors and windows, reduce the building’s reliance on air conditioning. Market Lane is run on 100 per cent renewable energy through its service provider, bolstered by a 30kw PV solar array on the roof. These also electric vehicle charging stations in the basement and a 25,000 litre rainwater tank on the roof feeds the landscaping irrigation systems and common area toilets.
Furniture: Grazia and Co, Own World, Stylecraft, Steelcase, District Furniture. Lighting: custom lighting (Elenberg Fraser built by Hickory), Mark Douglass Design. Finishes: Instyle, Polytec, Signorino, Interface, RC+D, custom metalwork (Hickory), Instyle, Maharam, Pelle Leathers. Fittings & Fixtures: Harvey Norman Commercial, Caroma, Streamline, Miele, Vintec.
Photography: Damien Kook