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Arup opens its doors for Open House Melbourne in July

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
23 July 2019

Arup’s new workplace will open its doors to the public as part of the Open House Melbourne Weekend program on 27-28 July.

The award-winning office, designed by HASSELL in partnership with Arup, is one of 200 outstanding buildings selected in this year’s program.

With an abundance of greenery – more than 600 plants plus the adjoining Sky Park - the office has multiple places over three levels to meet, work and relax, and experimental centres such as sound and lighting labs. Distinctive aspects include the circadian lighting to match people’s body clocks, a dedicated physical activity centre and multiple sustainability features.

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Arup’s Melbourne workplace demonstrates total design within the built environment, encompassing the principles of flexibility, sustainability, connectivity and wellness within its design, and promotes community and the sharing of ideas.

Opened last October, it has already been recognised with the 2019 Australian Interior Design Award for Sustainability Advancement, and won Gold at the recent Melbourne Design Awards in the Interior Design – Corporate and Commercial category.

Arup is proud to be a part of the Open House Melbourne program, exploring how good design can shape better cities for all.

Its workplace will be open between 10am – 4pm on both days. Tours will run every 15mins with the experience beginning with the unique arrival to the building via the elevated Sky Park. 


Open House Melbourne is an independent organisation that fosters public appreciation for architecture and public engagement in the future of the city. It believes that strong cities empower communities to access information and to experience for themselves.

This year, significant commercial and civic buildings, private homes, infrastructure and landscape projects will be open to the public, demonstrating some of Melbourne’s most progressive historical, contemporary and future-facing ideas in place-making.

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