ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group)

Address: 286 Mount Wellington Highway, 1060 Mount Wellington, Auckland, Australia

Sector: Banking, Financial services

Year: 2019

Architect: Warren & Mahoney

Office planning: Bene GmbH

“Garden work” at the bank

At the end of 2019, the ANZ Banking Group opened their new company building ANZ Raranga. The five-and-a-half floor edifice is designed as an urban oasis with the theme “Workplace 2025”, which offers the ideal setting for the work of the future.

In their planning of the office spaces, the architects Warren & Mahoney were inspired by the structure of historic gardens. Translated into an office landscape, they offer employees the possibility to freely and flexibly choose their workplace from many options. One of the goals is to bring people together in a very relaxed setting and facilitate more interactions within the teams as well as across departments.

Products from Bene also create the ideal conditions for this goal: whenever the term “flexibility” is used, PIXEL won’t be far. PIXEL may just look like a box, but it can also be a table, a stool, a bench, a platform and much more. Perfect for designing flexible spaces for meetings and inspiring the employees’ creativity at the ANZ Raranga.

But a bank must also offer the possibility of confidential discussions – internally or with customers. This is where the NOOXS Think Tanks come in. The freestanding room-within-a-room systems provide privacy within the open space. The acoustically screened, comfortable spaces are completely self-sufficient with integrated lighting and ventilation. No less than 23 NOOXS Think Tanks are interspersed throughout the office landscape in this project.

The furniture expert Nigel Rye was responsible for interpreting the workplace vision and strategy.
“Nigel is amazing at ensuring what has been specified is fit for application; the best product for the function. He has helped us get the right products – the dancing walls are a great example – and he has taken care of the process from end to end, working with designers, on site, placing furniture, and invoicing. He has been invaluable, taking care of the end-to-end process.”
Matthew Clark, Head of Workplace Property NZ, ANZ

About ANZ

ANZ, the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, is one of the top 4 banks in Australia and among the top 50 worldwide. In New Zealand, it is actually the largest banking group in the country.

Photos : © Samuel Harnett

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