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Location: Adelaide St, Brisbane 
Size: 200 sqm
Completed: 2019

Background

Relocating from a heritage style, traditional environment, into a new commercial space, WWF engaged Amicus to take over their blank canvas and align the new design with their brand identity, consistent with their business vision and values. Amicus has provided an all-inclusive Design and Construction service and approach for the new home of WWF’s workspace in Mirvac’s asset of 340 Adelaide Street in Brisbane. The project was completed in less than 6 weeks from design phase to practical completion, meeting the deadline for both WWF and Mirvac.

 

Solution

The workspace was designed by the Amicus’ in-house design team who worked collaboratively with the WWF team to develop a sophisticated ‘ocean to forest’ look and feel which was enhanced by biophilic design elements and an open plan working environment to improve worker concentration, engagement and cognitive ability.

 

The design team really listened to us, and made great efforts to bring to life the vision we were trying to communicate. They did an excellent job capturing the spirit of both the organisation, but in subtle and important differences, the spirit of the Brisbane pandas in particular. The design managed to be both modern and tasteful, without feeling sterile and devoid of personality, which can so often happen with commercial spaces - Dermot O'Gorman - CEO, WWF.

Deep ocean blues and olive green shades spill throughout the space, reflective of the WWF brand and global landscapes. The fitout features tropical plants and furniture enforcing and strengthening WWF’s identity. A friendly and collaborative workplace culture was also emphasised, creating a home-like feel to a corporate office space. The final product provides an integrated breakout space and waiting area, boardroom and meeting rooms with hi-tech systems allowing national communication

 

Benefit

Amicus implemented a fitout incorporating direct and indirect elements of nature into the built environment, reducing stress levels among the staff whilst increasing productivity, creativity and self-reported rates of well-being. WWF and all staff members were delighted with their new space and were particularly happy with their new acoustically soundproof meeting and board rooms. The space represents who WWF are as a business, through strong biophilic design elements and the use of recycled products aligning perfectly with their organisation purpose.

 

Thanks to the ⁦Amicus team for designing the WWF Brisbane office. A Wonderful new sustainable office for an awesome team - Dermot O'Gorman - CEO, WWF.

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