Step out of the lifts at Asciano’s new Melbourne workplace and you are greeted with a genuine shipping container, which has been fashioned into a meeting room to reinforce the message about Asicano’s core business.

The new design brings together the business divisions of Pacific National and Patrick Ports – two primary Asciano assets – in a clever yet practical representation of the company’s ports and rail interests. With its timber clad walls and limestone tiles, the reception space balances raw materiality with a sense of refinement.