First State Super Sydney

Posted: 21st March 2016

This service centre for First State Super located in an art deco and heritage listed building in the heart of the Sydney city offered a very unique opportunity to express the architectural qualities of this grand and historic building.

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Built in the 1930’s and for many years a warehouse, the space offers a raw, industrial aesthetic of dramatic capped columns and exposed structure.

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The Artillery design for this flagship branch in Sydney respected and emphasised the building’s architecture by showcasing the inherent industrial qualities contrasted with a modern fitout conceived as ‘boxes’ within the space.

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The use of dark glazing frames drew connections from the building’s framing and also defined key elements of the spaces.

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The staff areas are designed with a focus on wellness at work, capitalising on the abundance of natural light and cityscape views along Kent Street combined with an internal hanging garden.

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All work desks are sit-to-stand and staff have a light, open breakout space for informal gathering, respite and meal breaks.

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