Melbourne is known for fusing modern architecture with its classically built, brick-and-mortar landmarks. Collingwood derives inspiration from the sturdy foundation of the aforementioned structures, and reinforces it with actual pillars and columns of concrete and steel. It retains an aesthetically appealing exterior by resorting to the bright yet neutral colors of beige and orange, and windows which have delicately carved arches looming above them.
Entering a Collingwood building, however, is like being transported into a future where steel, stone, and solid oak have been melded into a harmony which is sadly absent from most commercial and residential complexes. Whether it’s the wood floors or carefully orchestrated rooftop gardens, every detail is designed to make people feel at home in this modern environment. The wood and stone negate the lifelessness that is typically conjured by modern architecture and design, while the polished steel and minimalist interior design allows the Collingwood to retain the appearance of a newly built building.