Amicus thrives on crafting work environments that align with our clients’ values, and we were extremely excited by the prospect of partnering with Randstad to fitout their new Rialto Towers space. Through our early investigations, we identified 3 key drivers for the Melbourne project; improved space efficiency, improved retention of staff and to create a sales conducive environment.
A systematic response to the key drivers defined the design intent. Randstad needed a space that included a mix of employee and client facing areas that not only facilitated productivity but improved connections with their visitors. Our design partner, Future Space designed a well-equipped front of house area with an abundance of meeting rooms.
The impressions of candidates that they interview are hugely important. One of the key visions from the CEO is that face-to-face rapport is critical. The physical separation between the client facing and staff zones is important and particular attention has been paid to encourage connectivity between the zones. The spaces encourage physical and social interaction between front and back of house areas.
The new office has a spacious, energetic breakout area as Randstad Melbourne are a very social team. Coffee stations are located throughout the staff zones for easy access and to provide opportunity for impromptu social interactions.
The workspace is an agile environment, with plenty of wall spaces to use for whiteboards, scrum and team meetings, supporting increased productivity and efficiency.
The workspace is open and vibrant with consideration of screening elements for some privacy. Feng Shui was a major part of the influence in the design and getting the right balance throughout the space was essential. Representation of the 5 Feng Shui elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water through the use of colour activated areas of the office that promoted luck, wealth, achievement and health.
The new office aligns to the Randstad global standards and brand. This office has similar furniture, finishes & branding to other offices regionally, nationally and now globally, whilst considering the local context.