A highly collaborative, fluid and flexible workplace that emphasised interaction, relationship building and sharing of ideas
ThomsonAdsett was invited to submit a three-part workplace design concept for a Future Workplace competition by ISPT. The competition involved transforming three floors totaling 1,250m², in two Brisbane buildings (Central Plaza One and 100 Creek Street), into a gallery space and two partially-fitted spec suites, demonstrating the emerging patterns and future vision of office design.
Our team worked closely with a workplace strategist to create an evidence-based design strategy, developed around current research and metrics. In particular, our design addressed questions surrounding how the Covid pandemic has changed our way of working.
We delivered a highly collaborative, fluid and flexible workplace design that emphasised interaction, relationship building and sharing of ideas. Various forms of meeting spaces from formal to informal ‘bump spaces’ were interspersed throughout, alongside a mix of individual work points to foster autonomy and support a highly mobile staff culture. Clear delineation between public and staff-only areas was also key, alongside including flexible work points to ensure the tenant could respond to changing social distancing requirements. The layouts were underpinned by a strong technology approach that enabled users to work anywhere in the tenancy and supported the increased rise in daily virtual meetings.
The third tenancy formed part of the leasing strategy, designed as a gallery space to complement the spec suites. The gallery featured a temporary, interactive display structure that spoke about the vision behind the future workplace.
Throughout the process, we maintained an open dialogue with ISPT and the leasing agents to deliver a unique, future-forward workplace design that acknowledged commercial considerations and tied in with the overall leasing strategy.
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Services: Interior design
Timeframe: Concept completed 2020