"This project is very much about connections," says Solly. "A series of pavilions with meeting rooms and quiet spaces is set off the stairway at each level. The stair is also close to the elevators. On level five, a terrace provides a venue for social gatherings with views of the nearby park."
Aurecon's brand colours, blue and green, are highly visible on all floors, can be seen through the stairwell, from above and below. And every level has its own geographical theme displayed in wall graphics and decor, each one showcasing an area of operation for the world-wide company. Asia, Africa and Australasia are some examples, with wood slats on the Asia level and perforated screens on the Middle Eastern-themed floor evoking the area and culture. The uppermost eighth floor, however, has an encompassing international theme.
While workers can travel by elevator directly to their own floor, visitors arrive at this top floor and either remain on that level or are escorted down the staircase to their specific area of contact passing the company's branding and international themes along the way.
"We decided to strip out the ceilings in some areas, too, as another way of expressing the company's commercial engineering expertise," says Solly.
"The top floor has a high-tech boardroom, called The Best Room in the House. And it does indeed have the very latest technologies to hand, with interactive displays, connectivity and other business tools."