Equip Super relocated their workplace into a re-invigorated and open offices on a single floor where they could promote a collaborative culture and welcome more participation of members into their organisation. Antarctica were engaged from the early stages of the project, including formulating the brief and assessing possible the new locations.

The integrated fitout is a 900sqm floor of a 1950s multi-storey building in Melbourne’s CBD.

The long narrow plan is defined by three linear zones. A northern garden strip includes reception, foyer and breakout areas and incorporates an eclectic mix of timber furniture, terrazzo and a lush hanging garden filtering the North facade. The focus here is on the quality of natural light and sun.

A second zone is the central circulation spine has a rich material palette and includes carpet lined private meeting pods, offices and an undulating storage spine which defines circulation and forms a landscape (and acoustic) buffer adjacent to the third zone, being south facing open work areas. The spatial dialogue on artificial gardens ranges across the spaces from plants, to cut
flowers to abstracted foliage patterns on glass, to green carpet mounds.