Minter Ellison, Sydney

Key features

Sector

Commercial

Client

Minter Ellison / DEXUS

Architect

BVN Architecture

Main contractor

Buildcorp

Sub-contractor

Grayking Interior Supply

Completion year

2015

System type

SAS150, SAS System 310, SAS750 Tubeline

Area M2

3,200

Region

Asia Pacific

Product Groups

Minter Ellison's award-winning office specified SAS International ceilings as part of their overall workplace wellbeing strategy. Designed by BVN, the feature ceilings enhance the open floor design while minimising the use of materials.

BVN challenged internal preconceptions of how major law firms present themselves to staff and clients alike. Deliberately shying away from a stiff, corporate feel, they specified SAS750 Tubeline in black. Their aim was to evoke a sleek and forward-thinking dynamism while maintaining a highly professional atmosphere.

Elsewhere in the office areas SAS310 metal pan ceilings were specified with an unusually large perforation. This design feature creates a visually engaging ceiling which offers subtle system integration for sprinklers, down-lighters and other small services. 

Due to a tight project programme, micro-perforated SAS150 was specified knowing the tiles were readily available in the Sydney warehouse. The system satisfied acoustic absorption requirements too, achieving 0.95 NRC.

Minter Ellison invested in not just a Grade A office redevelopment, but also their staff, improving motivation and retention. The reinvigorated space also communicates a clear sense of approach to visiting clients, underlining core brand values.

Occupying the top 8 floors of the Governor Macquarie Tower, the project won the 'John Verge Award for Interior Architecture (NSW Architecture Awards) in 2016.

Systems used