We’ve integrated our café, breakout and meeting spaces in the entrance to empower our people’s entrepreneurial spirit in welcoming our clients, partners and visiting colleagues to join our collaborative team and to enhance the natural joy of creating together.
The design’s egalitarian approach allows our people to define their own path and create organic synergies in the way they do their work. Essentially, there are three key features of our new people and wellness-centric space: lighting, greenery and the café area.
The café space is one of the main features, and it’s the first area you experience when you walk into the office. It’s unlike a traditional office kitchen and feels more like a café. With a large reclaimed timber top, industrial lighting and black and white patterned floor tiles, the space is warm and welcoming for clients and staff alike. The café also supports town halls and client events, utilising an array of technologies that are integrated within the space.
Greenery also plays a very important role in aesthetics, sustainability, wellness and the productivity of our people in the office. Greenery is vital in supporting the emotional and mental health of our people. Studies have shown greenery provides a calming influence and is instrumental in supporting people’s creativity. As a result, the office design intentionally integrates plant life into the space through organic circulation paths, suspended from ceilings, on furniture and at common work points.
Lighting is also key to creating a people-centric environment. Beginning with a sustainable LED responsive lighting system, we created pools of light and varying light levels, to support different ways of working. By leveraging an open ceiling with varying heights, we were able to vary light types and directions. Paper intensive work might require higher lighting levels whereas technology-focused spaces may require lower levels, for example. This lighting approach helps alleviate eyestrain and creates different moods throughout the office.