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Located within the central CBD area, this existing commercial building was previously renovated with foam cladding presenting a fire safety risk to its occupants. Rather than simply replacing new for old, there was an opportunity to breathe new life and personality into the existing 1950’s building. With the desire to minimise the impact on the internal fit-outs, retain as much of the existing glazing as possible and working within the limits of the structural load capabilities, a highly unique outcome was required. The new transformation comprises a matrix of metal cladding panels and extrusions to create a sleek, industrial tectonic to work harmoniously with the existing gridded facade composition. To compliment the tower facade, finer metalwork elements, exposed brickwork and expressive lighting bring a finer grain detail and pedestrian scale to the lower levels. As part of the new upgrades, the facade design also brings an improvement to the thermal performance of the building, reducing its on-going running costs. When complete, the upgraded building will provide improved long-term investment, create an attractive workspace to its tenants, and continue to act as a citizen of the city for decades to come. Indooroopilly Golf Club Indooroopilly Indooroopilly Golf Club (Indooroopilly) Indooroopilly Golf Club are redefining their offerings for their members and visitors. Major changes are on the way for the entire club beginning with recreating the journey. Our task to provide equitable access and better facilities for members and guests is a long and winding road. Fundamentally the original 80’s Architecture stands strong and creating new links through the building, and around the building, is creating some great outcomes. The refurbishment hinges on the greenspace of the greens and the extensive trees and heritage of these, which surround the club. The sport itself drives us to integrate the activity into the building, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor. The renovation includes extensive new changerooms for male, female, unisex and PWD, new foyer, lift, business lounge and admin spaces. A new extension includes golf retail and expands the golf operations offerings. Photography by Brock Beazley 180 Brisbane Foyer, Food, Beverage and Retail Precinct Brisbane City 180 Brisbane Foyer, Food, Beverage and Retail Precinct (Brisbane City) Working closely with Daisho, the brief called for a highly polished and refined experience Working closely with Daisho, the brief called for a highly polished and refined experience. The Retail Precinct on the ground and podium levels of 180 Brisbane and 192 Central caters for both local staff and commuters passing through from Brisbane’s Central Station to the CBD. With a wide variety of spaces for indoor and outdoor meetings, lunches or after-work gatherings, the brief called for a series of highly polished and curated experiences. Family Nurture Clinic Pacific Pines Family Nurture Clinic (Pacific Pines) Designed with children, adolescents and their families in mind Family Nuture is a safe place for healing and treatment. With growing demands for their psychiatric, psychologic and other allied health treatments, it was time for Family Nurture to expand into a new space supported by their new branding. Dr Amin and his team were very keen to provide a comfortable space for everyone that is calm and welcoming. Their touches of monkeys and books add to the warmth and homely nature of this space. The palette is refined to reinforce the calm, as are the textures and patterns. Everyone has been thought about here from the kids who want to draw, to those who need their own space away form others, to the staff looking to run training or share a consult room. Photography by Arrow Media Collective Emmeco Auchenflower Emmeco (Auchenflower) Bringing professional care into a very comfortable and welcoming space. A space for a psychiatrist requires careful consideration of the interaction between professionals, their clients and their family. This suite highlights how professional care delivered in a thoughtful environment brings warmth and comfort to the experience. Designed to inspire through glimpses to Mt Coot-tha and artwork by local indigenous artists, the visitors are welcomed into an interesting and private suite which is considerate of their privacy and sensitivity. Visitors are welcomed to a professional space which has layers of softness through comfort, texture and materials. Given the Suite is small, the coffee area and water point are opened up to clients to encourage moving around the space and finding a place where visitors feel comfortable. Photography by Cieran Murphy Generations Medical Taringa Generations Medical (Taringa) Immediately calming and professional, Generations Medical puts a wellness spin on medical suites. It really doesn’t feel like a visit to your doctors office. Within the leafy surrounds of Taringa sits the new home for Generations Medical, consulting doctors and specialist suites with a small theatre. The rise of medium sized facilities such as these away from hospital precincts encourages a different approach to the design. As in this case, the owners were very passionate about bringing energy from nature into their fitout. They were seeking a calm and professional appearance. The design has elements of warmth and detail often found in a home, while remaining practical and comfortable. The palette reinforces the custom timber slab which wraps the reception and is very fresh and clean throughout. There is a serenity within which is reinforced by the staff and their approach to patient care. Photography by Arrow Media Collective Q Coal Brisbane City Q Coal (Brisbane City) Q Coal’s new home on Creek Street provides a warm and welcoming space for visitors and staff. Working alongside the fitout contractor Apollo, and Q Coals leadership team, we set out to deliver a fresh environment for the growing QCoal team, over two floors. Drawing inspiration from the raw materials of mining, the palette was curated to include earthy and masculine tones to result in a space that is warm and inviting for both visitors and staff. Culturally the new space welcomes visitors from many nations, and encourages the Q Coal team to meet and collaborate every day. The empahsis was on providing suitable work areas which draw staff together. The design was shaped by the client’s values and needs with a lot of importance on the space reflecting the permanence of the Queensland company. Central to the space planning was to include a large town hall where the staff can gather for team meetings and events. The outcome is uniquely Q Coal that will carry the client into the next decade. Photography by Cieran Murphy Digital Infractech Brisbane City Digital Infractech (Brisbane City) Our goal was to create a seamless space for a diverse group of businesses coming together to call Digital Infratech home. By working closely with the client, we believe we have achieved this and more. A fitout for this new tech company in Brisbane’s highly sought after Annex Building on Creek Street was the perfect fit. Digital Infratech are all about supporting a diverse group of local businesses across multiple industries, including IT, Data, Health, Manufacturing, Demographics and Property. Their new space needed to support this diversity in the groups who call it home. Sleek finishes, multiple meeting and breakout spaces, as well as separated working spaces were all worked through with the client and key stakeholders to achieve their goal. The functionality of the various spaces, the different user groups and their hours of operation, all helped shape the design. Generous break-out spaces were placed throughout, giving staff the opportunity for a comfortable place to rest whenever they may be working. Our client also managed the construction of the project, and has resulted in an extremely high-quality finish, which they are proud to call home. Ellivo Studio Brisbane City Ellivo Studio (Brisbane City) The new home of Ellivo represents our values and who we are. Seeking character and adaptability, our new studio has allowed us to grow and embrace the heritage of the building, while also challenging the status quo of how we work. The process of planning and moving to our new home at 293 Queen Street, in the heritage-listed Custom Credit House, gave us a chance to pause, reflect and explore what was important to all the people who use our spaces – clients, visitors, staff members and friends alike. In true Ellivo spirit, we knew that our space needed to have plenty of character and needed to support various activities from focused work to small and large meetings, as well as casual gatherings and more formal celebrations. The building itself informed the rhythm of the layout – breaking up different spaces, while still allowing them to be connected. Moving to a new space allowed us to consider the changing office environment – we realised a need to create a flexible space which allows multiple people to work in different modes, and within separate areas. We identified the needs of the various users of our studio and tailored spaces to suit each of these. We created quieter meeting spaces away from work zones to allow for individual and small-group work, quiet phone seats, scrum areas for larger project team meetings and a long library and layout space along the central circulation spine – to inspire and foster team interaction. We also made sure that industry gatherings could be supported through the latest technology and design. The Garden Bar is a great gathering space for us, as we embrace coming together again with each other and our community. We are excited to share our studio and watch as it grows over the coming years. Aspire Airport Lounge Perth Aspire Airport Lounge (Perth) Aspire’s Perth Lounge is the first Australian Lounge for the brand following a long and successful presence internationally. Inspired by the nature and offerings of Western Australian context & culture the space is full of reflection points. In years gone by families would take an outing to the airport in their Sunday best to see off a traveller, visit the viewing platform and see the swans swimming on the ponds at the airport. The viewing deck will now be home to Aspire Perth and offer their travellers an extension of their Western Australian experience. The lounge focuses on the views to the tarmac with a variety of work and leisure spaces. Ambience and wellness flows through from the furnishings to the local food & beverage offerings. Indigenous artwork, local photography and a palette inspired by the landscape flows through the spaces that cater for all types of travellers. Connectivity and flexibility is considered at all points throughout the lounge with the ultimate focus on ensuring the lounge is robust and adaptable to continue the Aspire reputation. Australian Unity Herston Australian Unity (Herston) Australian Unity Herston is their flagship fitout for Queensland, sitting elegantly within the heritage-listed Edith Cavell Building. Celebrating the history of its setting, the fitout provides a functional workplace, as well as a flexible place to educate and entertain. Working with a long-established client, the brief went outside of the normal requirements for a fitout and challenged us to deliver a truly multifunctional space that could provide a fresh work environment with space for large board-meetings, as well as smaller client meetings and casual team events. Central to the design was the context of the heritage-listed building and the existing bones, which had been thoughtfully restored earlier. The building offered amazing vistas from windows in all spaces – giving city and mountain views and an ever-present connection to the outdoors. The fitout elements were carefully designed to sit lightly within the space, with subtle layering of materials to soften it and to provide a warm and welcoming aesthetic – all the while paying attention to not impact on the heritage building. Our design addresses the many types of meetings, presentations, and gatherings that will help to enrich the Australian Unity business and its users. As the central communal space merges from more formal meetings to champagne and information sessions, the furniture changes to enable theatre seating and cocktail tables. Acoustics and AV integration was critical to allow all spaces to deliver comfortable, practical, and user-friendly solutions – and we worked closely with suppliers and consultants to ensure these elements were integrated subtly into the design. The spaces feel welcoming and take the office environment to the next level for the client; supporting their company values and helping to build culture. Photography by Mindi Cooke The Quarter Wodonga The Quarter (Wodonga) An exciting commercial, dining and residential precinct located in one of Australia’s fastest growing regional cities. The Quarter at Wodonga integrates a mix of commercial, retail, dining and exclusive residential living units. A place to work, the Quarter offers light-filled contemporary office spaces in a high visibility, premium location right in the heart of town. As place to live, life at the Quarter embraces spacious indoor and outdoor living that brings people together combined with a range of uses and facilities that takes advantage of the location and the broader community. Thornclyffe Kangaroo Point Thornclyffe (Kangaroo Point ) The unique tower form creates a curvaceous and sculptural backdrop to the heritage residence located on site. Located in the highly sought after area of Kangaroo Point, the development sets out to showcase the heritage significance of the existing residence, Thornclyffe. The tower form curves around the house, and makes use of large screen elements to create a backdrop to the heritage setting. The screens help to produce an aesthetic quality that blurs the line between background and foreground, inspired by the Bokeh photography style. The development comprises of the existing heritage house and 20 luxury apartments, including two sub penthouses and two penthouse apartments that feature spacious, private rooftop gardens. The location and design of the tower captures a range of outlooks, from the Brisbane CBD, to stretches of the Brisbane River. Each apartment maximises its unique view with open-plan layouts and generous glazing. Skin Partners West End Skin Partners (West End) A warm and welcoming new home for a professional group of specialists. Sitting calmly within the bustling and diverse West Village, the new home for the professionals that are Skin Partners is a true reflection on their approach to their profession. The brief was not a typical allied health brief and started with some beautiful imagery of modern homes. With the client’s keen eye for aesthetics, the fitout was designed around the journey of the patients and of the professionals that use the spaces and brings together the sense of calm and the practicality of the spaces. The tenancy is bathed in natural light by day and looks through an interesting façade and beyond to gardens and Boundary Street. With limited space and evergrowing needs balancing aesthetics and space, planning became a very detailed exercise with every millimetre utilised. We also carefully considered the privacy of patients balanced with sheer curtains to allow the light and connection to the gardens to shine. Photography by Cieran Murphy GO2 Health Everton Park GO2 Health (Everton Park) A new generation of medical and allied health care services; coming together to support DVA clients and residents in a welcoming space. Situated in Everton Park, GO2 Health brings together Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Acupuncturists, Psychologists, GPs, Pathologists and other specialists - all under one roof. The team’s enthusiasm for the high level of care on offer is evident in all that they do; so we made sure that their new space would reflect and enable this further. We worked very closely with the client in the early stages of space planning to ensure the space flowed properly for both staff and patients. The space includes calm lounge spaces and ‘hydrate stations’ that allow patients to relax and chat before their appointments. Visitors also have access to a flexible community room which enables various educational and support activities. Staff are also not forgotten in the new spaces - with a generous break-out room that can be combined with the community room if a larger space is needed. The colour and material palette reflects a homely, fresh feel, so that spaces are warm and inviting to all; and reflect GO2 Health’s approach to wellness. Photography by Katherine O'Malley Bornhorst + Ward Brisbane City Bornhorst + Ward (Brisbane City) Bornhorst and Ward took a huge leap when they moved to their new home in the Brisbane CBD – a whole floor, all open plan with a new way of working. No longer confined by individual offices and partition walls, the team is now connected in more ways than one. The design challenge – to create a new home for the B+W team of engineers – called us to explore and deliver on their expectations while making big changes to their way of working. Leading the way, the directors needed us to create a space for collaboration, transparency and open discussion. In essence the spaces are all about conversation – breaking down all barriers to encourage new connections. The fabric of the building (structurally designed decades ago by the B+W team) has been opened up to act as the conversation starter with new clients. The columns have been revealed, the concrete slab exposed and the original structural soffit was made into a design feature. The fitout exposes the way the building was put together; acting as a reference to the company’s work, as well as adding visual interest to the spaces. The space also needed to act as a home – for the business, for colleagues to get together, for clients, business connections and so on. The expressed industrial finishes of concrete, glass and steel have been balanced with luxurious soft furnishings and curtains to create a calm and welcoming environment. As a consequence, adjacent collaboration spaces are abuzz with meetings, coffees and lunches. As there was little built form to contend with, the large open breakout spaces have also allowed for staff gatherings to continue whilst still respecting social distancing requirements. Watch as Tanya talks about our design journey with B+W here. Photography by Mindi Cooke Coronado Brisbane City Coronado (Brisbane City) Coronado Curragh is a significant producer of metallurgical coal – it is rocky and dirty out in the mines; however, by contrast their new Brisbane headquarters are clean, welcoming and refined. Relocating within the same building to one-and-a-half floors immediately presented the challenge of delivering something quite unlike what they had before. With a focus on user comfort and wellness, the new space has an abundance of greenery and alternative work and meeting spaces. Connection between teams was also a change for the users; with many moving to an open plan for the first time. This increased visibility and collaboration within the office. With a mixture of offices and open plan spaces, we introduced private phone booths, lounges and collaboration spaces which provides more choice to the users. Staff have an abundance of space and separation between teams where needed thanks to careful planning early on in the design. The café is the central meeting spot of the office – allowing all staff to come together in one lunch area to share, collaborate and contribute to the office culture. The outcome has created a new union between staff, and assisted in building on their identity while reinforcing their professional nature. Photography by Katherine O'Malley ARTC Brisbane City ARTC (Brisbane City) The new home for Inland Rail at 180 Brisbane allows the many teams on the thirteen rail projects spaces to flex and change over the next seven years. One of the most challenging briefs is to design for an ever-changing workforce, which will peak and decline in varying stages over the term of the lease. That was exactly what ARTC requested as Inland Rail are delivering thirteen rail projects across Australia over the next seven years. It was very rewarding to work with them and watch their staff move from a cramped and unworkable space to a custom-designed, 95% agile environment with a variety of flexible working environments. Working within a Green star building, and with high servicing and density requirements, the layout needed to support collaborative, agile working. This was achieved by designing various different types of workspaces such as phone booths, quiet rooms and casual chat areas – as well as more conventional office desk areas including standing areas. We were involved heavily with the team managers during the design phase, which has helped to enable a successful transition to the new space, and has encouraged new connections to form naturally within teams since the project’s completion. The company values are deeply embedded within the space and their sense of community informed the layout and the new way of working. The palettes throughout reference the many remote communities, the earth that they touch and the robust materials of rail within a Queensland context. Photography by Mindi Cooke Photography Ronald McDonald House South Brisbane Ronald McDonald House (South Brisbane) The fitout of Level 9 at Ronald McDonald House South Brisbane provides new homes, play and living spaces for those supporting their loved ones. The Ronald McDonald House charity provides a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families. In South Brisbane they have built a 10-storey complex adjacent the Mater Children’s Hospital, which is slowly being fitted out floor by floor as they get funding. Ellivo was commissioned to design the fitout for Level 9, which was destined to become a home for the families that need to stay longer. The project consists of nine accommodation rooms – some with interconnecting doors to house larger families – as well as communal kitchen facilities and a dining area, a large fenced play area, and a private function room which can be booked for family functions. The project received funding from various charities and fundraising efforts – among them, the annual Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation bike ride contributed a large amount. Two of the riders and fundraisers for this were Ellivians Mason and Jen, who rode 1000 km from Sydney to Brisbane in 2017. Photographed by Mindi Cooke Caesarstone Showroom Yatala Caesarstone Showroom (Yatala) The new home for the Caesarstone showroom needed to shine – morning, noon and night. The new Caesarstone showroom sits next to the state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Yatala; and is designed for prospective clients to appreciate the look and feel of the Caesarstone product. With the changing light of day, and during the night, the space functions as a retail and event space. The focus is always on the product, and the quality of the light is all-important for showing the true colours and textures of the stone. Users can touch and feel large pieces of stone, collect samples and view slabs in the warehouse. The space also utilises touch-screen technology to allow clients to visualise the stone in their own projects. The project was designed to be as flexible as possible, to enable Caesarstone to change their stone panels whenever they wanted to showcase new products. For this reason, the palette is crisp and simple – making the stone the hero of the spaces. The various Caesarstone finishes flow through into boardrooms, amenities & staff areas to reinforce the pride that the Caesarstone team have for their brand. Photos by Rix Ryan Photography Master Builders Queensland Spring Hill Master Builders Queensland (Spring Hill) Master Builders is the voice for builders, the construction industry and its craftspeople. The renovation of their space needed to embed the rich history and passion that they have for the built form – it needed to help create a connection between members and teams. The refurbishment of the Master Builders Queensland offices was a big step for the board, and a huge commitment to change. From the start, we were aware of the association’s heritage, and its importance to the building community. We went on a journey with the Master Builders team where we explored who they were, how they wanted to be presented to the general community, and what mattered the most to them. This helped to identify the essence of the project for us – the few key things that needed to hold true through the whole fitout. These qualities included the following: heritage, craftsmanship, high- quality of workmanship, functionality, connection, and modesty. This exploration led us to look at the history of Queensland builders – their craft, and the materials they work with. We created subtle touches through the fitout showcasing traditional materials in their raw form, to remind visitors of the origins of Master Builders. These little details helped to identify different spaces as you move through the building and help to create the sense of a journey – you go from timber through copper, steel and brass details as you get further into the building. Another key concern that came out in early workshops with the clients was the connectivity between different teams in the office. The old layout consisted a segmented cluster of small rooms, which meant that space was being used inefficiently, and many of the staff felt disconnected from the rest of the office and from the members. We were able to combine spaces and win enough previously-wasted area to allow for centralised break-out spaces, small team meeting rooms and spaces for people to congregate casually away from their work desks. Most of the lower ground floor was repurposed as a refreshing lunch area with the feeling of an outdoor café, complete with extensive end-of-trip facilities. Photography by Mindi Cooke 62 Crockford Street Northgate 62 Crockford Street (Northgate) 62 Crockford Street is a modern purpose-built medical centre, accommodating a large GP practice, gymnasium, allied health services and commercial suites, in Northgate’s commercial and industrial hub. The building’s form seeks to be bold, minimalistic and timeless – designed to be efficient for both buildability and capacity. Natural light and landscape is incorporated without comprising floor yield, to ensure a sense of calmness and tranquillity, supportive of the building’s Medical purpose. The building’s open corner addresses the main entry, with well-shaded balconies wrapping the upper floor, allowing for a private retreat for workers without disconnection from the ground plane. Double height atriums open both to sky and planters below seeking to breathe life into the building – trees are able to grow through atrium voids which are decorated with seating plinths at ground level. The chosen material palette draws inspiration from the surrounding industrial context. It plays with a juxtaposition of textures through raw materials such as brick, concrete, steel and plywood. We owe the success of the project to the strong support of our open-minded client and supportive builder, who worked with us seamlessly throughout the project to ensure the quality and vision of the project was upheld. Photography by Scott Burrows Argentum Fortitude Valley Argentum (Fortitude Valley) “Argentum” is Latin for silver, appropriately named as this is Argent Australia’s Head Office & Brisbane showroom. Our brief was therefore twofold, create a sleek commercial podium, and a multi-residential upper that responds to the transitionary nature of the site. We drew upon early 20th century modernism as inspiration for the simple yet bold forms of the façade. Bands of concrete frame the showroom, which is softened by a double height curved glass façade that is grounded by a garden. The curved glass wall draws residents & visitors into the entry, giving back space and volume to the street and giving a sense of openness to the street. A simple material pallet of concrete, glass, steel, metal cladding & vegetation create a balance between a commercial aesthetic podium and a human scale level of detail for the residential component above. We used subtropical design fundamentals including vegetation, flow through ventilation, natural light & solar control to make sure we created a high-quality living environment for the residents & commercial tenants. This includes a communal recreation space on the roof with a pool and steam room to offer a meeting place for residents. Photography by Scott Burrows Ellivo Creek St Studio Brisbane City Ellivo Creek St Studio (Brisbane City) We are a firm that likes to create the architecture of what matters. Our fitout was no different. What matters to us is embodied in our new home which provides a serene environment for partnerships, collaboration and creation. Being designers we were excited by the prospect of testing our approach to the end user by starting with our staff and clients and personifying their needs and mapping out their possible journey with us. We soon realised that our clients and staff were all very different and this led us to create spaces that could adapt. We created private spaces where meetings can be confidential, small meeting spaces and public spaces where people can connect. We wrapped all of these in a series of movable curtains that change the privacy and use of the spaces. We can cocoon spaces and make them private, we can adjust lighting and become more of an entertaining space. The uses are varied and practical to take us through the next five or ten years that we may be here. AJ & Co. Brisbane City AJ & Co. (Brisbane City) AJ & Co. are not a standard law firm and they are very proud of this. The experience of being their client is unique, relaxed and enjoyable and this is exactly what they wanted of their new home. This is a very young and vibrant business, bursting with enthusiasm that we were very excited by the first time we listened to their vision for their move to much larger premises. Taking over a largely existing floor we had a modest budget with which to create their dream – the arrival to a law firm that was to be very AJ & Co. From the lift doors opening on level 18 of Waterfront Place the foyer opens up through their arrival area to river and city views. There is no reception welcome, just a welcoming space, iPad sign in and then onto the lounge. Complete with bar and spaces to meet and relax, the space is to be shared and enjoyed. Photography by Mindi Cooke Nero Newstead Nero (Newstead) Nero, meaning black in Italian, inspires the dark personality of the building’s overall expression and resulting material palette. Nero Apartments offers a high-quality living environment within the rapidly evolving Newstead neighbourhood. Located within close proximity to the newly developed and growing Gasometer retail precinct, the development benefits from an abundance of recreation and amenity options for its residents. Positioned amongst a multitude of high-density apartment buildings, Nero seeks to stand out from the crowd and strives to offer something a little different. Residents are offered concierge type facilities to welcome them home, as well as apartment technologies more akin to hotel accommodation. Nero, meaning black in Italian, inspires the dark personality of the building’s overall expression and resulting material palette. The external form of the building creates a homogeneous façade that conceals the apartment balconies behind it. This is a direct response to the due west orientation of the apartments, balancing solar protection without limiting access to light and views. Clad in black tile, aluminium cladding and screening, the development has a sleek and timeless appearance. The folded gold screening to the lower podium levels has many roles; it provides solar protection towards the west while folding open towards the north, it provides privacy up to the balustrade height, creates foreground interest where there are no views, and forms a sculptural contribution to the streetscape. Photography by Scott Burrows Redchip Lawyers Newstead Redchip Lawyers (Newstead) Redchip Lawyers are a medium sized law firm seeking to exude a modest and sophisticated environment for clients and staff that encompassed their values Their desire to demonstrate integrity and openness is embedded within their new home. From the moment you step inside the front door the client area is open and has views to Newstead beyond and the newly refurbished historical Gasometer. The combination of smoky glass, polished concrete, concrete, plywood and leather provides comfort and texture in the detailing and a most warm welcome. Aerocare Newstead Aerocare (Newstead) Aerocares space reinforces their proud history and wraps this up in a space that is uniquely them – with an escape slide! The space reinforces what they do, their sense of adventure, fun and youth invites clients and staff to enjoy to the fullest. Aerocare have a proud history in Australia and New Zealand as a leading independent ground handling company. They were keen for their surroundings to demonstrate to others what they do and their enthusiasm. It was critical to us to include their sense of fun and let this fitout become part of the brand. Together we took a creative approach to work spaces in conjunction with them and the developer (landlord). Harnessing the concrete and blockwork surrounds, the natural light and their strong aeronautical links, this inspired the selections, colours and elements within. Passion and energy was delivered through installations, graffiti mural and the ‘escape’slide which connects the two levels and defines in the built form who they are. Rosalie Focal Rosalie Rosalie Focal (Rosalie) With steep tree-lined streets, colourfully renovated Queenslander houses, and boutique bars and restaurants, Rosalie is a compact, attractive pocket of Brisbane that is a well-kept secret of the locals. With steep tree-lined streets, colourfully renovated Queenslander houses, and boutique bars and restaurants, Rosalie is a compact, attractive pocket of Brisbane that is a well-kept secret of the locals. We were approached by the client to deliver an eye-catching office building for the under-stocked Rosalie Village Centre. Our response was to compliment the eccentric character of the Rosalie, providing workers and visitors with a unique commercial and cultural experience. All Sports Indooroopilly All Sports (Indooroopilly) Our brief was to create a space that will balance function, utilise natural light, deliver the best out of their modest budget and provide a welcoming environment for staff and patients alike. Our brief was to create a space that will balance function, utilise natural light, deliver the best out of their modest budget and provide a welcoming environment for staff and patients alike. The clinic sits on the second floor of a large office building and is easily accessible with onsite parking. As you enter through the ground level, there is the option to choose either the lift or use the entrance to the grand staircase that leads to two different receptions on to the floor plate which is over 1000m2. The fitout is light filled and open-aired, balancing a refined yet young personality. Featuring pops of colour to retain branding, feature timber panelling and wall dividers for warmth and directing clientele, and feature lighting in the stairwell and reception all create a more homely feel for staff and patients. Ellivo Yuggera and Turrbal Country Level 2, 293 Queen Street Brisbane City 07 3188 7979 Email Instagram @ellivoarchitects Facebook @ellivoarchitects Linkedin Ellivo Architects Copyright ©2024 Ellivo Pty Ltd Design by Autumn Studio Code by Lance Montana Ellivo acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We are committed to continually learning the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders.