The award winning corporate headquarters for the Sussan Corporation were completed in 2008.
Sussan Headquarters is located in Cremorne (Richmond), just north of the Yarra River, in an area known as a fashion and design hub. The contemporary building was designed by Durbach Bloch Jaggers Architects. The inner urban, industrial character of the area heightens the impact of the unexpected landscape elements.
A grid of Manchurian Pears signals arrival at the site. Behind a façade of frosted glass, a huge vertical panel of jungle marks the building entry.
Once inside, an internal atrium is the central feature of the building. The atrium was conceived as a ‘forest’, and planted with an informal arrangement of 60 tightly spaced, mature Silver Birch. The scale of the forest compliments the scale of the building while its naturalistic form is in elegant counterpoint to the sharp lines scribed in glass, steel and concrete.