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NSW Winner: Bligh Voller Nield’s Sustainable Stockland HQ
Posted By Olivia Chen On August 25, 2008 @ 3:30 pm In Architecture,Design,Design for Health,Green Building,Green Interiors,News,social responsibility | 2 Comments
Some of the most interesting examples of green innovation are those that transform the environmentally unkind into a beacon of eco-friendly sophistication. Such was the challenge dealt to Bligh Voller Nield  in designing the headquarters for Sydney-based Stockland . Their solution recycles an existing structure into a cutting edge workplace  so successfully that it received the Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture in this year’s NSW awards .
In creating the plans for the new office, the BVN  focused on the health of the environment, but did not neglect the details that would make the office a happy working environment for the company’s employees. For example,
All levels of the office were constructed around a vertical stairway to provide a greater sense of connection as well as ample amount of visibility between each floor. Communal spaces are clustered around the center of each floor and include functional office spaces such as meeting and project rooms in addition to spaces that promote social interaction such as café benches.
It’s inspiring to see an adaptive reuse that considers its employees well being as well as the environment’s. Managing Director Matthew Quinn states: “Recycling an existing building by designing a leading green workplace is arguably the most sustainable development solution and one of the biggest challenges for the industry”.
+ Stockland 
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/25/bligh-voller-nield-stockland-hq/attachment/13563/
 Bligh Voller Nield: http://www.bvn.com.au/
 Stockland: http://www.stockland.com.au/
 cutting edge workplace: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/07/mcdonough-and-partners-isola-office-building/
 NSW awards: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/21/riaa-new-south-whales-architecture-awards/
 co-generation: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/23/new-submission-14/
 paints: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/02/afm-safecoat-the-safest-paint-around/
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