Office and Warehouse Refurbishment_Mt Waverley VIC Australia _Completed 2015

This project involves the transformation of a typically mundane and static office/warehouse building into the dynamic new headquarters for Melrose, a national health product company based in outer-eastern Melbourne. 

The street façade of the existing two-storey office block was eroded via the introduction of an organic tubular steel structure that literally connects the site’s landscape to the building fabric. Part sun-shade and part landscape arbour, the structure liberates existing north facing windows that would otherwise cower from hot summer sun, and provides a conduit for greenery to permeate the office interior, enlivening the workplace whilst defining diverse spatial zones, including co-working areas, quiet spaces and collaborative ‘landscaped’ breakout zones. The division between office and warehouse was also eroded, creating a more immediate connection between the various operations of the company. 

The result is a project that embraces the Melrose ideology of whole body health by creating a workplace that is responsive to the natural environment and engaged with the processes within.



BENT Team:
Merran Porjazoski, Paul Porjazoski, Ian Wilson, Michael Germano, Lana Blazanin, Amy Clark

Think Commercial P/L

Structural Engineer:
Clive Steele Partners P/L

Folded Bird Photography

2018 SHORTLISTED _ Sustainability Awards - Healthcare
2016 ARCHITECTURE AWARD _ VIC Architecture Awards - Interior Architecture
2016 COMMENDATION _ VIC Architecture Awards - Commercial Architecture
2016 COMMENDATION _ VIC Architecture Awards - Sustainable Architecture
2016 GOLD WINNER _ Melbourne Design Awards - Commercial Architecture
2016 SHORTLISTED _ Australian Interior Design Awards - Workplace Design
2016 SHORTLISTED _ Sustainability Awards - Office and Retail Fitout

2017 Architecture & Design _ "Mundane warehouse turned conduit for greenery"
2016 The Age _ "Plants give dose of good health to revamp"
2016 Australian Design Review 'Design Wall'_"Exposed interiors at Melrose Health"
2016 Arch Daily _ "Melrose Health / Bent Architecture"
2016 Architizer _ "Melrose Health"