Coffey International Workplace, Adelaide and Fujitsu Head Office, Melbourne Docklands, Victoria have been named finalists for the Project Control Group Award for Best Office Fit Out category.
Since 1982 the Property Council of Australia has been recognising excellence in the built environment through its’ annual awards program for Innovation & Excellence. Woodhead is thrilled to include Coffey International Workplace and Fujitsu Head Office in its’ long list of finalists spanning this period.
Woohead partnered with Coffey International to deliver the organisation’s first truly consolidated headquarters in South Australia. The project known as Worldpark 01, brings the Coffey Group from a number of disparate locations across Adelaide into one workplace environment delivering the many benefits of increased knowledge sharing and improved efficiencies.
Coffey’s new workplace provides an open, naturally lit environment featuring chilled beam air conditioning, external views for all staff and a diversity of locales to meet and work. As part of the co-location project, purpose built laboratory spaces and soil testing facilities are provided on-site, ensuring staff from all groups within Coffey have been catered for.
At the heart of the workplace design is a large central atrium, a “One Coffey” space where the whole organisation can meet as one to celebrate success. The atrium is accessed via an interconnecting stair and includes a communal library, function facilities and lounge.
Woodhead worked closely with the client to apply the Coffey brand to the three dimensional space. Subtle design language references ideas of exploration, typography and the connected network which Coffey operates within.
The new workplace for Coffey embodies the group’s aspirations of applying its specialist skills and knowledge to finding solutions that deliver extraordinary outcomes to improve the lives of world communities.
Fujitsu’s new Woodhead designed Melbourne headquarters is situated in the Green Star registered The Gauge, at Melbourne Dockland’s. This new fitout for Fujitsu is set to change the industry’s direction on sustainable office design within commercial developments.
The interior design and planning is designed to suit the architectural environmental features of the building. The sustainable solutions within the fit-out and the building have provided a noticeable difference to the air quality, producing a fresh, light environment which will contribute to the wellbeing of Fujitsu staff.
Floorplate planning locates staff at the perimeter of the spaces, where daylight and views are prominent. The carefully planned internal shared spaces complement the exposed structure of the building as well as the day-to-day working environment of its users.
Spatial planning has resulted in the necessary departmental affiliations; level four as typical office space, level five a conference floor and reception on level six.
The level six reception features Fujitsu’s infinity logo embossed into a curved timber wall, with interactive LCD screens used as a promotional tool upon entering the space. The digital media centre adjacent to reception, showcases the company’s new technologies in a darkened gallery space, complete with motion sensors to enhance the experience of what is on display. This dynamic corporate waiting area also features a striking bio-wall, a representation of Fujitsu’s environmental commitment.
External signage incorporates photo voltaic panels to be able to operate from its own solar power. Environmentally innovative furniture, colourful fabrics and striking finishes add impact and contrast with the clean lines of the fitout and the Docklands views beyond.
The 2012 Awards will be announced on 26 May at the Awards Gala Dinner held in Sydney.