Sydney NSW

Allens occupy 10 floors of the Foster and Partners designed Deutsche Bank Place in Sydney. The design responds to three distinctive functional zones: client floor; the lawyer floors; and the support services floors. The architecture aims to facilitate the culture, skills and work ethic of Allens. The lawyer’s ethos of clear thinking, open communication and flexibility was translated into the design, by interconnecting offices in a flexible matrix of the specialised areas of the practice.

The layout, materials and details are designed to provide a long term environment of the highest standard for the firm. A level 5 Green Star interior rating was achieved, the maximum available within the base building.

All furniture was selected or designed, utilising solid recycled timber elements from the Australian Spotted Gum species.

  • Invited Design Competition (2005) – winner