In 2017, commercial property owner and developer Goodman undertook a company-wide transformation, which included a new office space in the KPMG building, in the centre of Auckland’s Viaduct precinct.
With the goal of achieving a green star rating for their office refurbishment, we designed a sustainable and flexible space, which highlights Goodman’s new direction.
Their transformation included a shift away from traditional allocated workstations, to an agile working environment, with 38 sit-to-stand desks for their 50 staff. The remaining workspace includes leaners, quiet pods, telephone booths, soft seating areas, and meeting rooms, encouraging collaboration providing freedom to work in the manner best suited to the task at hand.
Polished concrete floors, and exposed ceilings and services form an industrial aesthetic, softened by greenery and warm timber accents throughout the space. To highlight Goodman’s dedication to sustainability, we developed a series of ‘green stories’ which are illustrated throughout the building, articulating the company’s values and practices to staff and visitors alike.
The result is an inspiring and collaborative space, that speaks to Goodman’s dedication to sustainability, and showcases their passion for doing things differently.