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Unit T2 for Goodman / MAKE Creative

  • 01:00 - 9 June, 2014
Unit T2 for Goodman / MAKE Creative
Unit T2 for Goodman / MAKE Creative, © Luc Remond
© Luc Remond

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© Luc Remond
© Luc Remond

Text description provided by the architects. MAKE Creative have recently completed a second workplace fit out for Global Property Group, Goodman. Housed in a previously unoccupied industrial mezzanine space, this new satellite office was designed to highlight the transformative possibilities of industrial sites and create a showcase for adaptive reuse. Unit T2 in Homebush now houses Goodman’s West team, inserting their staff into a dynamic and rapidly changing property sector and placing them in closer proximity to theirWestern Sydney customers.

© Luc Remond
© Luc Remond

MAKE fitted a series of timber clad forms tightly underneath the existing steel trusses. The forms evoke the lines of industrial roof scapes and frame a formal entry into the workplace. Large and small meeting rooms, as well as focus rooms line the entry space, while opening to a view through to the 30 workstations located along the façade. The workplace is designed to be open and collaborative- long aluminium stage trusses span the space, locating the workstations as well as supporting the overhead lighting.

© Luc Remond
© Luc Remond

The changing orientation of the timber cladding serves to define the forms individually as well as creating a sense of pattern and texture. The boards also form a large screened opening in the central space, allowing glimpses of colour and movement into the breakout space behind. Yellow boards are inserted into the cladding forming a background to signage as well as reference to roadmarkings and industrial landscapes.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The breakout space is informal and light, facing the workstations and glazed façade. A kitchenette crafted from formply creates a strong backdrop, and a long bench seat, custom stools and tables finish the space. Lighting is suspended from an abstract web of black cabling overhead while a custom graphic on the wall retraces the outline of the internal roofscape.

© Luc Remond
© Luc Remond

As a part of the development, MAKE also addressed the base building refurbishment and designing a new double height entry lobby punctuated by a dramatic concrete stair. The clean and graphic foyer uses an industrial language offset by custom designed wall graphic, setting the tone for the overall development.

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Cite: "Unit T2 for Goodman / MAKE Creative" 09 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/513333/unit-t2-for-goodman-make-creative/> ISSN 0719-8884

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