Corporate Office

Project: Corporate Office
Practice: Futurespace
Builder: Build Corp
Location: Collins St, Melbourne
Planex products: xLocker2 System and Flox Planter Box
Lock Technology: Lehmann Vertical Dial Lock

The renowned workplace design firm Futurespace recently concluded a transformative project for a national corporate business in Melbourne. Spanning eight floors, this project seamlessly extends the branding and conceptual framework established in the Sydney workplace under the expert guidance of design lead, Amanda Starc and team.

At the core of the design lies a profound focus on people. The space is meticulously crafted to create a harmonious blend of private and public areas fostering collaboration, communication and community. The design ethos incorporates elements of security, culture, brand identity, and cutting-edge technology to enrich the experience for all occupants. Touch screens, digital artwork, and branding elements converge to create an immersive environment, enhancing engagement with the fund’s members. Notably, the strategic use of neon lighting accentuates key features, particularly the central stairwell, serving as a visual anchor that unifies the space.

A standout feature of this workplace is the ingenious integration of the xLocker2 System into joinery and breakout areas. This innovative solution optimises space and enhances functionality, providing staff with convenient access to personal belongings without the need for separate locker areas or end-of-trip facilities. Furthermore, incorporating greenery promotes well-being, softening the edges of the lockers and contributing to a healthier workplace environment.

The selection of the First Nations perforation pattern, Buunhu, by Lucy Simpson, adds depth and meaning to the design narrative. Buunhu embodies the intrinsic connection between native grasses and the sustenance of ecological systems and communities. Lucy Simpson, a Yuwaalaraay woman and accomplished designer, imbues her work with a profound sense of place, drawing inspiration from her ancestral lands in New South Wales. Through this design, she eloquently articulates the significance of indigenous knowledge and cultural practices in sustaining life and continuity.

By integrating narratives of place, belonging and responsibility into the built environment, Futurespace and its collaborators aim to create functional design moments that not only serve practical purposes but also honour the land and its custodians. Through the thoughtful integration of indigenous perspectives, the project seeks to foster a deeper appreciation for Australia’s rich cultural heritage while reinforcing the importance of stewardship and sustainability.

In summary, the project in Melbourne exemplifies Futurespace’s commitment to creating dynamic, people-centric workplaces that prioritize innovation, cultural sensitivity, and environmental stewardship.

Photography by Kane Jarrod