Case Study

Great Barrier Reef Foundation

South Brisbane
484 sqm
Completed 2024


Amicus was delighted to deliver the Design, Technology and Construction package for the new Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) workplace in South Brisbane. The project followed extensive internal collaboration, ensuring a thorough understanding of the key business objectives and aspirations. Our team worked closely with the GBRF to create a workspace that not only meets current needs but also supports the Foundation throughout the life of their lease.


Amicus delivered a purpose-driven workspace for the GBRF, seamlessly integrating design solutions and technology solutions to positively impact its users. The project followed extensive collaboration with the Foundation to ensure their core values were authentically captured in the space.

  • Driven by sustainability and a commitment to the environment, the design fosters the tranquil spirit of the coral ecosystem. Biophilic wellness is highlighted through greenery and natural elements, while organic movement mimics the Reef through subtle curves and forms. Themed meeting rooms create an inviting setting connected to nature through earth tones, calming blues and soft corals complemented by warm timber joinery. Conscious sustainability is emphasised by prioritising long-term, responsible resource use.

    Stepping out of the boardroom into the ambiance of the kitchen and breakout area, featuring natural stone bench tops, seamless timber joinery, and views of old Queenslander rooftops and abundant treetops, is it the central hub for the GBRF team.
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  • The spaces are designed for flexibility, making them multipurpose and adaptable with user-friendly technology to promote a hybrid work style. The spacious bookable boardroom showcases the integrated audio-visual technology that streamlines the meeting experience. Serving as a professional sanctuary, the central boardroom enhances productivity and facilitates cross-team collaboration, all while evoking the beauty of the Reef.
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The result is a vibrant and inspiring workspace that supports the GBRF’s ambitious and innovative mission. The design promotes collaboration and productivity, while the incorporation of biophilic elements and sustainable practices enhances overall well-being and environmental responsibility. The space is designed for flexible adaptability, allowing it to evolve with the Foundation’s needs, and the integration of advanced technology ensures an immersive and equitable hybrid workplace experience.

This project marks a new chapter in the Foundation’s workplace journey as they continue their vital work for our natural wonder of the world.

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