A Working Work of Art: Hassell Transforms Office Life for Melbourne's Medibank

Hassell placed an atrium at the center of Medibank headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

Handrails for atrium staircases are stainless steel. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

In a meeting area, chairs by Lievore Altherr Molina gather beneath pendant fixtures by Michele De Lucchi and Giancarlo Fassina. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

Doshi Levien chairs join Patricia Urquiola tables in the main reception area. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

Chairs in a conference room are by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

A rubber-lined ramp allows employees to wheel their bikes up to racks one level up. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

Another firm, Russell & George, designed the glass-walled training room. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

Ceilings around the atrium are painted perforated plaster. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

Spotted gumwood sets the reception level apart. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

Stairs connect all 10 levels. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency.

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