The BHP Billiton Global Headquarters, designed by interior design firm Geyer, was recently awarded a 5 Star Award at the Asia Pacific Property Awards and the prestigious Regional Award to represent the Asia Pacific region in the 2014 International Property Awards in Dubai.
Geyer was appointed in 2011 to work with leading global resources company BHP Billiton on the design of their new global headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. A new development at 171 Collins Street, the first premium grade commercial building delivered to the Melbourne CBD in 20 years, was chosen as the location for BHP Billiton’s new home. The new site is only a short walk from where the original headquarters were established in 1885.
Importantly, this was not simply another office for BHP Billiton. As the global headquarters of one of the leading companies in the world, it demonstrates BHP Billiton as a world leader on a global and human scale.
“Our new head office is a distinctive architectural statement, in the heart of the Australian business community. It is designed to help us collaborate and share ideas in an open and enjoyable way. This means we can work together to solve problems and generate the best ideas and best thinking.” —Andrew Mackenzie, CEO, BHP Billiton
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. Since 1995, they have celebrated the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, UK and USA. The highest-scoring winners from each region are entered into the overall International Property Awards, which ultimately determine the world’s finest property companies. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.