Triumph Capital's workplace fit out comprised of converting an ex nightclub tenancy from a double volume/mezzanine to two separate single storey tenancies. The void was filled by way of a rib shaft concrete slab floor connected to the existing floor plate, utilising prior un-leasable space.
The project required building consent lodgement and associated engineering consultant co-ordination - all of which was managed by Studio Design + Architecture's team as base build component.
The ground floor tenancy was designed to suit a hospitality tenant with level one being a workplace tenancy. Studio Design + Architecture designed and managed the Level one tenancy fitout as well, comprising of three companies sharing amenities. The client brief specified a sophisticated fit out which would have longevity of approximately 15 years given that their prior fitout utilized quality materials and lasted around the same amount of time.
Individual offices were requested by the client as director's work for themselves within a shared environment with associated support, storage and utility areas.
Offices with glazed side panels were planned around the curved façade allowing as much natural light as possible to permeate the remaining office area.
A shared café area was planned for socialising and impromptu meetings.
All design elements incorporate correctly analysed acoustic and lighting levels for optimum employee performance.
Citrix is a networking solutions company that is transforming the way businesses connect, meet, learn and collaborate in the cloud era. Studio Design + Architecture’s team strategy for Citrix’s new research and development facility was closely aligned with their position as leading advocate of the flexible work environment.
The design focuses on providing areas for collaboration between staff, as well as between staff and clients, whilst also providing productive workspace for employees.
Detailing throughout the fitout supports new workplace practices and ensures familiarity and comfort wherever work is taking place.
Slick minimal finishes in the boardroom and client meeting areas are aligned with the technical ethos of Citrix. The design has creatively aligned the reception work area, boardroom and breakout areas to maximise the crossover between employee and client facing areas, successfully implementing an inviting, flexible and innovative work environment which reflects the ethos of Citrix.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade required the design team to create a visual statement about New Zealand in an International Public space. Interpretation of design mediums utilising Maori artist Darren George’s work were implemented in this Singapore environment.
A long linear plan providing access to meeting rooms around the light perimeter of the building corridor demonstrates the utilisation of design mediums to break up and create interest in the corridor feature.
BNP Paribas, Wellington
Studio Design + Architecture’s team was engaged by European banking and financial services firm BNP Paribas to provide design, documentation, contract administration, project management and cost services for the fitout of its tenancy at PWC House in Wellington.
The design team responded to the Client’s brief to update the workplace and replan BNP Paribas into a new floor with views and light with transparency and visibility across the floor. The entry area is designed to cater for functions and staff breakout spaces as well as meetings, both formal and informal. The fitout features predominantly open plan workspaces and various meeting settings to facilitate more informal interaction with visitors and to encourage staff to use the area.
A higher density and more efficient use of existing floor space are among the key benefits of the completed fitout design. The new workplace also provides BNP with a contemporary, current desking system, a more dynamic internal synergy through better communication and revised storage systems.
NZTE Office, Sao Paulo
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade required fusing commonalities between New Zealand and Canada. New Zealand has a close relationship with Canada based on friendship, common heritage, values and interests. Similar design references between these nations were sought and integrated into the scheme. The interpretation of which is evident in textural and colour implementation within the interior.
This was the first NZ High Commission to use a virtual receptionist in lieu of a receptionist where the leasable area was constrained.
Intelligent design thinking and our response to the brief resulted in an interesting cohesive fitout.
Jones Lang LaSalle, Christchurch
Ace Insurance, Auckland
MFAT, Sao Paulo
Working with architects in other countries to complete NZ government projects can be challenging due to language barriers, cultural differences and code compliance rules.
A series of multi-functional spaces were used to provide a flexible working environment with multiple work settings. Herman Millar chairs were used with locally supplied workstations and furniture. As this is also a NZ consulate there was strict security protocol observed with the design and during construction. The secure environment had to be designed with access to bathrooms within the tenancy. A muted subtle palette was used in contrast to the hectic city outside, regenerated timber boards were used to soften the space and NZ supplied products and materials were used where possible.
NZTE staff are highly mobile and travel to different offices so touch down points were needed. A break out function space with operable walls for flexibility was designed which can be reconfigured in a number of ways. Throughout the fitout we applied NZTE design standards and NZinc branding and a Virtual receptionist was included as part of the reception.