For one of Australia’s largest construction and engineering companies, John Holland, articulating the successes of the company was critical in the design of its Melbourne head office.
Enter futurespace, the interior design and architectural practice with past projects including REA Group, Wotif Group, SBS Television, Fortescue Metals Group and Jones Lang LaSalle, who had recently completed the fit out of John Holland’s Sydney space, to great success.
The design firm set about aligning corporate objectives with a futuristic design aesthetic, and the result is an uber slick office which would not be out of place in Tony Stark’s humble abode.
‘Throughout the workplace we have used materials typically used in John Holland infrastructure projects such as concrete, steel, glass and stone. These have been used at a scale that is sympathetic to interior rather than exterior projects, and combined with more traditional executive materials detailed in a modern way (such as the leather blotting pad on the reception desk)” says futurespace design director, Gavin Harris.
Sustainable initiatives have also been implemented throughout the project; material and furniture selections, and construction waste and disposal were in keeping with John Holland’s commitment to Environmentally Sustainable Design initiatives.
Oh yes, and in case you were wondering, there is also a commercial aviation hanger within the building, housing some of John Holland’s aeroplane fleet.