Accolades for Arup at 2019 Melbourne Design Awards

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
16 August 2019

Arup was named as the Design Champion and received two other significant awards at the DRIVENxDESIGN 2019 Melbourne Design Awards, which celebrate the best work in the city’s design market. 

“Receiving this award is an honour. Informed design decisions are made throughout the development and explorative stages of projects. We do this in true partnership with our clients and collaborators, such as our partners HASSELL for our Melbourne workplace and PHORIA for REWILD Our Planet,” said Joseph Correnza, Arup’s Design Leader Australasia.

“Design can be all embracing, and we are particularly excited when we share this journey equally. Innovation and forward-thinking are central to achieving best outcomes, which in turn, provide for an enduring, sustainable legacy of quality and delight.”


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Arup’s Melbourne Workplace received the Gold Award for Interior Design - Corporate & Commercial. We partnered with HASSELL to create a welcoming workplace that inspires people to reflect on their knowledge and, through increased connectivity, promotes the open sharing of ideas. 

Opened in September 2018, the workplace has created a new exemplar in flexibility, sustainability and wellness and has been recognised for advancing principles of sustainable design.

Arup also received the Gold Award for Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design for REWILD Our Planet, a world-first collaboration between Arup, Australian immersive technology studio PHORIA, Netflix, Google and WWF.  

We provided acoustic engineering and soundscape designs in addition to structural engineering services to the exhibition which has been displayed in Singapore, the US and the UK.