Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street

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Height: Architectural 109 m / 357 ft
Height: Occupied 92.2 m / 302 ft
Height: To Tip 109 m / 357 ft
Floors Above Ground 24
# of Elevators 16
Tower GFA 46,000 m² / 495,140 ft²


Official Name Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street
Other Names Medibank Headquarters
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Melbourne
Street Address & Map 720 Bourke Street
Postal Code 3000
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete/steel
Energy Label 5.0 Star NABERS Energy Rating; 6 Star Green Star
Completion 2014
Official Website 720 Bourke Street

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Cbus Property
Structural Engineer
Design WSP Group
Engineer of Record Winward Structures
MEP Engineer
Design WSP Group
Engineer of Record Norman Disney & Young
Project Manager Project Planning and Management Pty Ltd; Montlaur Project Services
Main Contractor Brookfield Multiplex
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Norman Disney & Young
Façade BG&E
• Interiors Chris Connell Design; Kerry Phelan Design Office; Russell & George
• Landscape Fytogreen Australia
• Lighting Norman Disney & Young
• Quantity Surveyor Davis Langdon; McKenzie Group Consulting; Altus Page Kirkland
• Traffic Cardno
• Urban Planner JH Town Planning
• Way Finding Fabio Ongarato Design
• Wind MEL Consultants Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Cladding Jangho Group Co., Ltd.

About Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street

Located in Melbourne’s Docklands, Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street was designed as the new headquarters of health insurance company Medibank. The company from the onset had an aspiration to promote this building as a healthy workplace and began the design process with a strong focus on connectivity and the maximization of daylight, greenery and the circulation of fresh air. The center of the building has a large atrium allowing natural light to reach deep into the interior while stairways within the central void create common spaces and connectivity between the floors. Workspaces were intentionally designed to offer a verity of environments from quiet spaces, to collective hubs to wifi-enabled balconies, all of which are intended to encourage activity based working as employees are free to select their workspace preferences.

Greenery was positioned throughout the building, including 2300 plants inside, while the façade outside incorporates two 25 meter high green walls and 520 modular planter boxes covering 10 percent of the exterior with plants native to Australia. At the concourse level, a 1000 square meter public pocket park directly links Medibank Place / 720 Bourke Street with the adjacent Southern Cross train station at an elevation above street level. The inclusion of outdoor public space, along with an amphitheater, shops and cafes provides amenities for the local community while activating the base of the building and fostering a lively pedestrian environment within the neighborhood.

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