For a leading private property group, the fit-out was to embody ‘building, solid, past, future, prosperity, and high performance’. Translated in the built form through the incorporation of a key component in construction, the I Beam! The literal interpretation resulted in ‘purity and simplicity’ exemplifying the client’s core values and brief.
Custance embraced the architecture of this iconic building, ensuring the spatial arrangement complimented the building’s original features. A dynamic link between reception and the staff breakout/central hub is positioned directly under the raw concrete structure and exposed services, aligning with the client’s identity.
The design process involved a conscious effort to ensure furniture, products and fittings where selected from local Australian manufacturers. The large feature pendant light over the staff breakout/central hub was a custom Custance design, infusing the core values through construction elements and providing a unique installation.
An arrangement of small clustered workstations and the location of small meeting rooms provided the correct proportion of privacy and support spaces required for this business to adopt the open plan concept coming from a totally cellular environment.