The form of the mobius is repeated in many curved elements, including ceilings, walls, furniture and a sculptural spiral staircase that leads to formal meeting and training rooms on the upper level.
"The spiral staircase repeats the design language of the mobius, and utilises the darker area on the floorplate," the interior designer says.
Suspended ceilings mirror this curve, helping to define the circulation path. The areas where the services are exposed reference the more practical, industrial nature of the business.
The curved form is also evident in the circular light wells and garden atrium that bring light into the middle of the office.
"Introducing a light atrium to the deepest part of the office, beside the reception area, determined the way we planned the rest of the space," says Holton. "We positioned meeting and gathering spaces around this, with work spaces radiating out. Each space flows seamlessly to the next, creating a malleability of zones."
The landscaped atrium also maintains a link between indoors and out, which was another key part of the brief from Brookfield Multiplex. The company wanted workers to benefit from a park-like environment. On the upper level, meeting rooms open out to a rooftop garden, creating an area well suited to functions.
The very heart of the office, where the old building meets the new, is a social space with a variety of seating options.
"Everyone comes into this zone at lunchtime," says the designer. "It's a place where people can connect with each other and the outdoors. At any time of the day they can also pour over plans and documents."