Architect/Interior Designer: IA Group
Builder: Client Based Solutions
The new workspace for Hudson in Brisbane was designed to capture their desired Scandinavian aesthetic and flexible workplace practices. The direction was to create an open and inviting space that blurred the lines between front and back of house spaces. The Buttercup Lounge by Luxmy provides a welcoming seating area with its subtle angles that delicately contrast its robust form. The ensemble is complimented perfectly by the Noom 10 armchair by ACTIU. Informal meeting areas were created with Pablo Chairs coupled with the distinctive Cheese on Toast table, both by Luxmy. In the kitchen area, Noom stools provide seating for gathering and collaboration.
A key feature of the design brief was to ensure adequate privacy for the interview & meeting rooms whilst creating a natural circulation flow throughout the space. It was imperative that the enclosed spaces had a high acoustic value to limit any noise transfer into the open plan zone.
Larger conference style accommodation was created with the Azile folding table Vega Chairs with multifunctional and practical Moving Wall panels providing privacy screening and surfaces for presentations
Inspiration for the palette and finishes were derived from Queensland’s coastal beauty and natural landscapes. Soft timber tones, textured finishes such as wall paneling and stone effect paint created a light and airy feel within the space.
The designers, IA, worked closely with TCW to develop a custom clover workstation which was to be height adjustable and promote agile working styles. At TCW we understand that customised solutions are a part of achieving optimal results for our clients and provided the solution to customise one product to achieve four different applications.
The Snowflake shape workstations required customization as the fixed height and sit to stand desk needed to be applied to desking for 4 people in Snowflake shape and a cluster of 4-person seating positions with individual user height adjustment (sit to stand). Lockers and handheld storage boxes were provided to each staff member encouraging a clean desk policy.
One of the key features within the space was a screen that created an intimate feel in the reception area whilst providing a functional separation from the workspace. It was important to create visual transparency into the open workspace whilst maintaining a level of privacy for staff. Being eco-conscious a mesh screen was incorporated that is fully recyclable reducing its environmental footprint.
Hudson’s new space reflects the company’s ethos of creating a fulfilling workplace that support positive outcomes for their staff. The workplace design brings people together to collaborate, socialise and achieve great outcomes for each other, their clients and industry partners.