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e company is exposed to the public through
its shopfronts so they requested a non-traditional
arrivals area, which would allow for a personal
greeting experience, much like in a retail store.
is led to the development of touchdown pods
where clients and staff are at a face-to-face level
and within a larger, expansively open environment.
In addition to a focused breakout area on each
working floor, one floor was also dedicated purely
to staff recreational facilities and includes a gym,
indoor soccer area, band stage, karaoke, as well as
two large outdoor terraces.
This large focus on the dtac recreational
community -- intentionally separated from the
work community -- lives up to the value placed
on a holistic approach to staff wellbeing.
With three levels of front-of-house meeting
areas, dtac was also interested in pursuing a
variety of meeting spaces to change the nature of
how meetings take place.
is investigation of spaces where people might
gather led to the forms of the "Conversation Pit",
the "Freeform Meeting", the "Picnic Table" and
the "Dining Room".
e design articulation of the dtac
communication concept is realised physically
through directional linear forms, both horizontal
and vertical, and sometimes curved and freeform.
In addition, detail was also addressed on the
typical working floors through the articulation
of the built zones, closest to the core.
e common circulation corridor, which
stretches for more than 160m around the large
building core, is deliberately broken up by giving
definition to the individual rooms of the built zone
through depth, set out, lighting and finishes.
e health and wellbeing of staff was a constant
concern so HASSELL created open workspaces
incorporating plants and the inclusion of a first aid
and fitness area.
e fitout also placed high value on sourcing the
majority of materials and loose furniture locally.
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