Following a huge success by the National Academy of Beauty in Sydney and Melbourne, principle company Pragmatic Training made the decision to open a new site in Brisbane's Kingsgate Tower in Bowen Hills, across two full levels, to cater for the demand for their Make-up and Beauty courses. Amicus were engaged prior to the lease being signed, offering their expert advice on two spaces in the Brisbane CBD.
Amicus’ design and build brief was to showcase the growing brand of the National Academy of Beauty, the space needed to reflect the course demographic therefore be bright, light filled and contemporary, along with catering for future growth of rapidly growing business.
Entering the fitout you are greeted by a large curved reception counter, followed by an uninterrupted line of sight leading you through an expansive open space, allowing for classroom and studio training as well as common area gathering and recreation for large numbers of students.
The material palette is very simple and restrained, creating a simple but memorable backdrop for the busy activity of daily learning and socialising activities.
Finishes were selected with a purpose, featuring a variety of textures and patterns which are drawn from the corporate ‘faceted diamond’ logo. The conversational areas are also anchored by more feature pendant lighting, creating a sense of purpose.