Arup Melbourne Open House

Arup’s Melbourne office, (completed in September 2018) puts quality, sustainability and digital integration on show.

Designed by HASSELL in partnership with Arup, the three-level office embodies the principles of sustainability, wellness, connectivity and flexibility. With sustainable design at its core, the new workplace has received WELL Platinum certification under the New & Existing Interiors tool in Melbourne, and has achieved a 6 Star Green Star interiors rating representing world leading design.

Several virtual tours have been created using Arup’s scanning capabilities, as well as a showreel of the workplace’s in-house Digital Twin which was made possible using the abundant datapoints available as part of the design, and an AR visualisation partnership with PHORIA.

Virtual Tours

Explore Level 1 and Level 2 of Arup’s workplace, as well as the Skypark and SoundLab, Arup’s Acoustic sound simulation space. Level 1 and Level 2 under construction has also been provided to give you an idea what the ‘bare bones’ of the building looked like before we moved in.

Level 1 

Level 1 comprises a mixture of spaces including the ‘Arup Eats’ combined breakout/kitchen area, meeting spaces and open plan offices.

Level 1 – Under Construction

Level 2 

Level 2 is the main entry to the office and features a private café operated by STREAT, a Melbourne-based social enterprise, as well as open plan offices and central Town Hall mezzanine.

Level 2 – Under Construction


Imagine being able to hear at the design stage what a planned railway, wind farm or recital hall will sound like when complete. This is what our SoundLab enables you to do. Other specialty labs include Arup’s LightLab, ExperientialLab and Maker Space.

Melbourne Quarter Sky Park

Digital Twin 

The concept of a ‘Digital Twin’ has been around for decades, however only recently gaining momentum for implementation in buildings. Using Arup’s Digital Twin data design framework developed by our Digital Strategy specialists, we combined several diverse data sets and, working with our partners PHORIA, brought these data sets to life using a smartphone-enabled Augmented Reality app.  Click the gO2 link to see a short video.  

This is aligned with the philosophy of using the office as a ‘living lab’, allowing Arup’s engineers to experiment with their environment. The result is a Facilities Management ‘Digital Twin’ of operational services underlying the design.

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