Corporate Compliance Partners
In this office refurbishment, we were initially asked purely to assess the Feng Shui* of the space.
This work resulted in a commission to design & space plan the office fitout for CCP in the Heritage-Listed Grafton Bond Building in Sydney CBD
The major challenge was a very thick existing heritage-listed masonry wall, which effectively cut the tenancy in half. This exacerbated an existing demarcation between the front-line staff (most of whom were female) and the back-of-house IT staff (most of whom were male) Our solution was to ensure the MD’s office was located at this fulcrum and designed in such away so as to maintain the widest possible opening through the wall and have her as the linking element. This ensured the culture and ongoing organisation would operate co-operatively in tandem.
Other design aspects involved working with the slightly gloomy heritage nature of existing walls and timber beams and juxtaposing modern high-key finishes against this original building fabric.
*Feng Shui, literally meaning “wind and water,” is a traditional Chinese concept linking an individual’s destiny to their living or working environment aiming to ensure that people live in harmony with their surroundings.
It involves assessments of 3-dimensional design combined with an appreciation of those who use the space in question. We use this upon request for clients to assist in our initial ideas for projects.
Feng Shui 2 : CCP Offices
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