Aurecon’s new Darwin office fit-out was recently completed through a collaboration between design firm Hames Sharley and Aurecon.
The aspiration for the office was to create a collaborative, multi-functional space that was conducive to staff building close working relationships and the encouragement of effective communication.
Hames Sharley’s Darwin Studio Leader, Adam Prentice said 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.
Adam states that technology and audio visual were well considered throughout the project, in line with Aurecon’s brief.
“Both had to be seamless and work with existing Aurecon platforms. This was key to assist in flexibility throughout the workplace.”
The result of the design was an open-plan office which has successfully integrated into the central hub areas. These areas include a kitchen, collaboration and break-out spaces, multi-purpose rooms, and utility areas.
“The design also allows for 64 workstations which fit into a 600m2 floor plate.”
Aurecon’s fit-out is a contemporary office space that is productive, active and engaging for the current staff of 50. It is an environment that puts people first, builds a sense of community and fosters collaboration.
“The result was a workplace that promotes a feeling in staff of comfort, pride and trust, and is a professional and welcoming space.”
Aurecon’s new office has been entered in the 2020 Northern Territory AIA Awards. Winners of the award will be announced on 26 June.