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ustralian Finance Group (AFG) is
one of Australia’s leading financial
services companies. Following
a recent rebranding of its business,
AFG recognised the opportunity to align the
workplace environment with both the culture
and identity of the company.
Previously spread over four floors, a key driver
for the design of the new workplace was to move
away from the departmental structure of the once
segregated office, and to create non-hierarchical
space, where interaction would be encouraged.
Australian Finance Group
Working together in integrated
teams produces the best outcomes
for the clients of international design
A central staircase became the key piece
to the puzzle by offering the link between
both the floors and the vital destination points
throughout the fitout.
The staircase is activated by the necessity to
transverse from the large AV-rich meeting rooms
located on level four, and the sizeable staff hub,
located on level three.
The design philosophy established early on in
the planning process was carried through to the
detailing of the furniture and joinery. Controlled
volumes and forms are pushed into and pulled
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