Hayball has taken out the Best Non Residential Award in the 2012 City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards with the design of a new corporate head office for property development company Mider.

The design brief called for a cutting-edge and environmentally friendly building to reflect Mider’s commitment to innovation, sustainability and growth.

Located in the laneways of South Melbourne, this four-storey building features a striking front facade and a timber-clad balcony with a slot window, allowing views of the Melbourne city skyline.

Sustainability initiatives adopted included the use of natural building materials, an architectural feature screen for the west-facing facade, recycling of storm water and the strategic positioning of windows to allow cross ventilation with minimal use of mechanical systems.