This Melbourne building is designed to be the healthiest workplace in the world

The goal of the newly designed Medibank building in Melbourne, Australia, is to be the healthiest workplace in the world for employees.

The over 150,000-square-foot building was completed in 2014 by the architecture firm Hassell, which decorated the interior with bright colours, lots of staircases, an exercise court, and lots and lots of plants.

The design is meant to keep employees moving, engaged with one another, and happy in the office.

“The new workplace was part of a major cultural change program for Australia’s largest health insurer Medibank to live its purpose to the core and create better health outcomes for its members, employees and the community,” according to Hassell’s description.

Keep scrolling to see the redesigned space.

Welcome to the Medibank building in Melbourne, Australia.

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It's meant to make workers healthier and happier, 'encouraging movement, flexibility, freedom of choice, creativity, interaction, and engagement.'

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The building was designed by the architecture firm Hassell and completed in 2014. The company focused on bright colours, curved stairways, and creating a positive work environment.

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Four months after moving in, Medibank said its coworkers were collaborating more, felt healthier, and were more productive, according to Gizmag.

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One of Hassell's big design innovations was adding a lot of plants to the building to reduce stress and improve air quality.

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In addition to 2,300 interior plants, they added an edible garden off the kitchen to promote healthy eating.

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Plants cover more than 10% of the entire building, including two 82-foot-tall street-facing garden walls.

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There's also an outdoor courtyard for workers to lounge in.

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Hassell focused on providing myriad employee work stations, from solo desks to areas for group meetings.

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This conference room is quite beautiful.

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So is this sun-drenched meeting area.

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The Hassell team installed a lot of standing desks for Medibank employees.

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There are lots of areas for workers to destress, like at this ping pong table.

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There's even a sport court where employees can go to exercise during the day.

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The court is multipurpose and employees can play tennis or basketball.

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The building architects put a focus on stairs as a primary means of getting around the building.

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There's also a ramp that wraps around the levels and connects them.

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One last look at the epic office space that's 'lightyears ahead of the more traditional office buildings,' according to Hassell.

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