Aurecon Workplace Darwin

Aurecon Workplace Darwin

Architect
Hames Sharley
Location
Darwin, NT, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Offices
Shaana McNaught

Aurecon Workplace Darwin

Aurecon as Project Manager

A collaboration between multi-disciplinary design firm Hames Sharley and international engineer, Aurecon has ensured a hugely successful outcome in Aurecon’s own Darwin office fit-out. Aurecon’s aspiration for the design was to create collaborative, multi-functional spaces conducive to staff building close working relationships and encouraging effective communication.

 

Workplace ecology was a core element of the client’s brief, with consideration given to the inter-relationships between and among people in the office and the systems in place at work to improve productivity. As Aurecon’s cultural symbol, their office had to embody and express the essence of their brand values. This is demonstrated through the layout and types of work settings provided. A sense of connection to the natural and local environment is achieved through the carefully selected colour palette, materiality, and through the incorporation of biophilic design elements such as sunlight and greenery. The outcome is a contemporary workplace that promotes a feeling in staff of comfort, pride and trust. It is an environment that puts people first, builds a sense of community and fosters collaboration.

 

Who are the clients and what's interesting about them?
A key contributor to the design was Aurecon who performed the role of the project manager. Hames Sharley’s enduring professional relationship with Aurecon is clearly reflected in the successful outcome of the project.


What are the key moves and design principles?
A sense of connection to the natural and local environment is achieved in the space through the carefully selected colour palette, materiality, and through the incorporation of biophilic design elements such as sunlight and greenery. The outcome is a workplace that promotes a feeling in staff of comfort, pride and trust, and is a professional and welcoming space.


What was the brief?
The brief was to create collaborative, multi-functional spaces conducive to staff building close working relationships and encouraging effective communication. The principle of workplace ecology was a core element of the client’s brief, with consideration given to the inter-relationships between and among people in the office and the various systems in place at work to improve productivity. As Aurecon’s cultural symbol, their office had to embody and express the essence of their brand values. This is demonstrated through the layout and types of work settings provided throughout the space.

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