L&G - Collins Street
model of Legal and General buildingThis building is on a very small site in the central business district of Melbourne. Its main facade faced West. The heat reflecting glass reduced heat load from the western sun.

The pre-stressed concrete beams projecting into the forecourt were designed to reduce the effect of the bare height of the wall relative to the people approaching the entrance; to provide a human scale rather than an overpowering facade.

The face of the building was finished with specially designed ceramic mosaic tiles for low maintenance. The articulated units allowed for differential movement of the concrete structure and the ceramic finish in both the vertical and horizontal direction.

Every building is different because every site and every client are.
The aesthetic solution of the physical requirements is automatically expected from an architect.

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