December 27th 2012 – The skilled team of architects at Melbourne-based firm Hayball, have spent the past thirty years decorating the town with one-of-a-kind pieces of architecture. The Neo 200 Residential Tower, on the western edge of Melbourne’s central business district, marks yet another celebrated project for Hayball.
Forget that the Neo 200 is one of the largest residential building on the western edge of Melbourne’s central business district, that it has 360 degree views of the city, an indoor swimming pool, a six-story parking garage, and it is at the epicenter of a bustling neighborhood – this building has one of the most stand-out, attention grabbing lobby designs we’ve seen.
Hayball outfitted the curvy lobby walls in gold finished Aluminum planks that rise from the floor to the ceiling.
The minimal colour palette of the entry area continues into the robust mail room. Recessed lighting is tucked underneath the bottom of the aluminum to create a warm glowing and clever floating effect, which reflects onto the polished stone floor.
On the ground floor is the location of a hand full of retail spaces giving this golden lobby a little extra foot traffic. Hayball built in an over sized dark leather “poof” seat into a central architectural element in the middle of the lobby for visitors to have a seat and rest for a moment in between their moment s of retail therapy.
(Photography: Peter Clarke)
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