Australia Post in the Melbourne CBD has seen a new fit out courtesy of Gray Puksand that represents the peak of the trend of mobility in modern offices.
February 17th, 2016
The new Australia Post workspace supports some 1,000 employees, who have relocated from the old offices at on Bourke Street, Collins Street, West Melbourne and Mount Waverley.
The new head quarters for the national post provider reflects a significant evolution of Australia Post’s workplace, which now places the focus on employee wellbeing, staff engagement, collaboration and innovation in response to the changes in the industry, largely driven by technology.
“Each thread has its own integrity, its own importance and its own value,” says Heidi Smith, interior designer and partner at Gray Puksand. “From that we created this idea that Australia Post’s working groups were a tapestry and were woven together and through that they became even stronger and more amazing than they already were.”
The design sees six themes across six levels reflecting, with meandering paths and workstation layouts incorporating a mix of settings and agile workstations. This including standing height meeting spaces, sit-to-stand desks, collaboration zones, casual retreat spaces and informal gathering spaces.
The levels, from 21 to 26 of the building, see the ideas of Community, Spectrum, Convergence, Swarm, Weave and Brilliance channelled in interesting ways. Community, for instance, represents the many faces of Australia Post and employs natural materials such as solid timbers and veneer, woollen upholstery and planting as a way of enhancing the community garden ambience of the level.
Compare this to level 25’s Weave theme, which features knotted and woven pendant lights, textures and pattern to reinforce the theme while still highlighting the strength and integrity of Australia Post.
The entire fitout by Gray Puksand represents a new face that respects the old but looks forward to the new for the legacy Australian service provider.
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