The 'Medibank Workplace' is Designed to Promote Health and Wellbeing

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 5, 2015
References: hassellstudio & dezeen
The 'Medibank Workplace' recently won an award at the 'Inside Festival' for its health-conscious office interior. For many consumers, working in an office environment can mean long hours sitting at a desk. This building deviates from the traditional office design by introducing the concept of activity-based working.

The Medibank Workplace is located in Melbourne, Australia, and was designed by the architectural firm 'Hassell.' Because Medibank is a health insurance business, the architects wanted to create a workspace that would promote health and wellbeing. The building features 26 different work settings, which allow employees to choose the workspace that is most comfortable for them. The layout of the building is also designed to promote movement and encourage employees to make use of the stairs. The building even features a public park and a sports court that employees can use throughout the day.

The whimsical building demonstrates how interior design can be used to promote the health of office employees.