Macquarie’s expansion in Sydney led to need to accommodate 3,000 people in a new building. This building was design approach to open up the 10-story,330,000 SF building verticallu and activate the Atrium to showcase a transparent workplace. The client’s decision to embrace Activity Based Working(ABW), a fleksible platform for the financial business, developed by Dutch comsultants, Veldhoen+Company, called mobile environments. The building exceeds the highest level of Green Star or LEED efficiency, benefiting from radical technologies like harbour water cooling, chilled beams and zone controlled lighting. A large percentage of furniture was adapted and re-used from their previous space, but most significantly, ABW working allows a huge saving in resource efficiency, real estate amd operating costs.
Image Credit: Clive Wilkinson Architects