From luxurious executive bathrooms to humble bike lockers, the explosion in end-of-trip facilities is hard to ignore. More than a way to offer employees a little bit extra when they arrive, end-of-trip design is a rapidly evolving school of thought that’s changing the way we live and work.
April 11th, 2018
End-of-trip facilities are services in offices or workplaces designed to support cyclists, joggers or walkers upon arrival. What might seem like a convenience at first is, in fact, a radical way of rethinking our urban landscape. By focusing on accommodating those who get to work by efforts other than cars or public transport, we’re redesigning cityscapes.
End-of-trip facilities are fast being adopted by many forward-thinking workplaces, and with this in mind, here are three favourites from the Indesign Live team that showcase the power in thinking differently….
Designed by The Stella Collective, Memcorp Sydney’s new workplace is all about encouraging employees to be active and/or totally zen before, during and after their day at the office. The Stella Collective avoided the typical inclusions and developed end-of-trip facilities that may prove to be the world’s most ultra-cool commercial chill-out zone.
“‘Zephyr’ as it is now known, is an end of trip commercial environment, which houses an exclusive lounge, two meeting room spaces and 25 exclusive private bathrooms for workers to shower, spa and prepare for their day, rinse off after a lunchtime run or yoga sesh, find some respite while on a deadline, or simply knock back a few refreshments after 5:30pm,” says The Stella Collective founder and director, Hana Hakim.
From the design team at Gray Puksand, the end-of-trip facilities at 101 Collins are a real step forward for the industry. The result of a high end, luxury upgrade the new end-of-trip facilities sees world-leading design intended to inspire new levels of fitness, health and wellbeing for the various tenants.
The multimillion-dollar end-of-trip facilities design, called ONE, features a resort-style spa and wellness experience – designed to emulate the amenities of a world-class hotel.
Alongside this, over 500 bike racks and 512 personal lockers have been created to cater to the rising number of cyclists and tenants who are choosing to walk, ride or run into work.
Working with Woods Bagot, Mirvac’s restoration of the facilities, now dubbed The Nest, are open to all of the tenants of 367 Collins, which is anchored by key tenants Optus and Sportsbet. The Nest sees a host of lockers, bike racks, showers and personal space facilities ideal for the modern worker eschewing traditional car/bus/train transport.
“The space is designed for the discerning user who is as comfortable in a boardroom as they are in a yoga studio,” says Woods Bagot’s Hazel Porter “High level finishes and bespoke joinery throughout the EOT space reflects the contextual reputation of Collins Street and provides a highly coveted amenity, within a competitive leasing market – further enhancing the value of this asset,”
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