Hawthorn, VIC, Australia
- Guild Group
Guild Group engaged KANNFINCH to come up with a complete redefinition of their approach to their office accommodation and the creation of spaces to reflect their youthful and dynamic culture. The design of the 5,500sqm fit-out sought to eschew a typical CBD commercial outcome in favour of a less formal design aesthetic. The finishes were selected to echo the surrounding residential landscape and parklands of the low-rise CBD fringe location in Hawthorn, Melbourne.
Best practice sustainability initiatives were integrated throughout the design, including: open plan intelligent floor plate design for long term flexibility; gas-fired supplementary heating; high performance double glazing in external windows; zoned air conditioning areas; energy efficient lighting and motion sensors to control lighting zones; inter-modular workstations; and selection of materials and finishes guided by green credentials, such as recycled timer in joinery details, reconstituted stone flooring, triple A rated tap-ware and reuse of existing loose furniture.