Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Executive Offices – Melbourne

Inspired by nature, the design for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre's Melbourne executive office utilizes timber, earthy textures, and autumnal tones to give an Australian landscape-feel.

  • Client Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre,
  • size 15,069 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Industry Healthcare,
  • DesignInc completed the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre‘s executive offices in Melbourne, Australia.

    We often look to nature for design inspiration and this was certainly the case in the recently completed Clinical Informatics and Health Services Research Hub. Situated on Level 13 of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the 1400sqm space comprises executive offices, a boardroom, meeting area, open plan work areas and a flexible event zone.

    The scheme is anchored by a central timber wall that incorporates a tea point, break-out booths, meeting and collaboration zones and bar tables suitable for either work or socialising. It can also be extended via ‘interlocking’ furniture modules that dock at various points along its edge. Resembling an oversized rock formation, the wall’s many undulations evoke the feeling of walking through a dense forest or some other natural environment. As such, it expresses ideas of journey and destination and functions as a dynamic wayfinding device, effectively leading visitors through the space.

    Timber is likewise used along the windows’ edge as booth seating and throughout the interior as flooring, wall and ceiling finishes. Punctuated by custom terrazzo feature joinery, the overall material palette is rich, robust and earthy, complemented by seating upholstery in autumnal tones. It’s an unmistakeable reference to the Australian landscape, and the significance of Indigenous culture, and in celebrating both, the space is given a distinct visual identity. The end users’ wellbeing is also improved through this incorporation of natural elements and patterns that provide a sense of calm and relaxation.

    Design: DesignInc
    Design Architect: Jane Sayers
    Photography: Dianna Snape