From the architect. In 2006 we were selected to lead the design team, with Woods Bagot, as local excective architect, to implement a fit out for Macquarie that would complement their adoption of a new collaborative style: Activity-Based Working (ABW), a flexible work platform developed by Dutch consultant Veldhoen & Co. Our first idea was to open up and animate the ten-story atrium with 26 ‘meeting pods’, as a kind of celebration of collaboration, allowing clear lines of sight through the financial business.
The 10-story building is based around the central atrium, with conference rooms projecting into its core. Each of the floors is "divided into 5 neighborhoods of approximately 100 people," with "plazas with themes based on ancient collaboration typologies.
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Type: Offices Area: 330,000 SF Photos: Shannon McGrath