External elevation view looking into the ground level and lobby space of 500 Bourke Street. The canopy from the street follows inside the building with the same soffit gridded expression, the core is cladded in stone that lit up.
The lobby space features casual setting and a stepped seating complemented by lush planting in planter boxes next to the stairs. Soffit gridded ceiling can be seen above.

500 Bourke Street

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Fender Katsalidis 2023


Discover the remarkable transformation of 500 Bourke Street, a pioneering retrofit project led by renowned multi-disciplinary practice Fender Katsalidis (FK) for asset owner ISPT.

Embark on a guided tour with the FK team as they unveil the building's unique design, its mostly untouched concrete façade and how the retrofit transformed an underutilised 1970s brutalist building into an A-grade contemporary workplace.

What's On

Join a guided tour of 500 Bourke Street that will explore the evolution of ground floor and lobby spaces in commercial buildings and the addition of 'third places'. You'll see how these areas have transformed to cater for various uses, including co-working spaces, food and beverage options, quiet working areas and wellness facilities.

In Collaboration With:

  • Fender Katsalidis

    FK delivers design excellence. Revered in the industry as pioneers of the built environment, our practice delivers exemplary projects across urban design, architecture, and interior design disciplines.
    We are devoted to making quality contributions to the fabric of our cities that are innovative, sustainable and enduring.

Images: (1-2) 500 Bourke Street. Renders: CUUB.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Tours run 10am + 12pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 25

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Please meet outside the main middle entry door of 500 Bourke Street.



Fully wheelchair accessible, Elevator access


500 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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