Sydney’s newest co-working hub, Space&Co. shows how agile work practices can drive design thinking.
May 24th, 2019
Today’s collaborative work methodologies combined with new business approaches and technological advancements are transforming the way offices look and feel. Case in point: Sydney’s latest co-working space, Space&Co. The impressive workspace on George Street sprawls over a generous 1,224-square metre area and has been designed by BVN, in collaboration with Schiavello.
The space offers an assortment of flexible work arrangements. From single desks, boardrooms, private suites to bespoke workstations, a multitude of workspace solutions are available to support businesses and start-ups during every stage of their growth journey.
The interior aesthetic is modern-industrial thanks to the predominance of materials like timber flooring, raw concrete, aluminium and glass. Biophilic elements like natural lighting and indoor plants create connectivity with the outdoors, creating a light and refreshing vibe indoors. The kitchen/breakout area, on the other hand, makes an impression with cheery hues and a pleasant ambience.
The most impressive design feature within Space&Co. is the striking ‘glass house.’ Schiavello’s subsidiary, MetCon, redesigned and constructed the beams, hollowing out the internal parts, so they could be used to support the structure internally. The resultant effect is a standout, minimalistic meeting room that lends personality to the entire office.
Bathed in natural lighting through the day, Space&Co. offers impressive views of George Street all across to the iconic Sydney Town Hall and the Queen Victoria building. Speaking about their experience of collaborating with Schiavello, Space&Co.’s National Director, Shey Hooper adds, “We wanted a partner that we could collaborate with, and who could be flexible in their thinking while respecting the intention for the space that we are trying to create. Schiavello Group really delivered on that front.”
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