Fujitsu Offices – Melbourne

  • Client Fujitsu,
  • size 34,444 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Industry Technology,
  • Billard Leece Partnership has weaved together the Japanese identity of the Fujitsu brand and local Australian inspiration  into one cohesive design for the global technology and services company’s newest offices located in Melbourne, Australia..

    When BLP designed Fujitsu Melbourne’s Headquarters, the brief was clear: to honor Fujitsu’s refined Japanese heritage and create a culture of ‘One Fujitsu’, while also incorporating the local Melbourne flavor into the design.

    Often-times called the most ‘European’ of Australian cities, the project took the refined sense of style and tailored aesthetic of Melbourne’s population as a baseline that manifests across the workplace in the form of crisp and understated contemporary styling, emphasizing quality materials and finishes. The design team also took inspiration from Melbourne’s orderly grid layout interspersed with its’ famous laneways: bright slivers of color and texture coursing unexpectedly through the city. In this way the project remains refined and urbane but has pockets of color and playfulness throughout the various activity-based zones.

    Fujitsu’s signature red is fused into the fabric of the space as subtle accents to furniture and joinery, serving as an understated connection to the worldwide brand whilst allowing the Melbourne headquarters to retain its own unique character.

    Led by BLP’s Workplace Sector Leader Vicki Murphie, the design team ensured Fujitsu’s values were underpinned throughout: respect for the environment by the selection of timeless and sustainable materials, embodiment of authenticity by incorporation of local design elements and materials, and leadership in innovation through seamless integration of technology within the workplace in alignment with established work styles.

    With various spaces for client engagement, collaboration, focused work and community, the project delivers an adaptive and flexible workplace that is optimized for innovation. Meeting rooms and collaborative spaces have been equipped with the latest technology, enabling instant connectivity and seamless workflows without compromising on aesthetic value.

    As part of Fujitsu’s rollout of new agile workplaces across Australia and New Zealand, BLP also designed their Auckland workplace, completed in early 2018.

    DesignerBillard Leece Partnership
    Contractor: MPA
    Project Manager: Knight Frank
    Photography: Damien Kook, Ian Ten Seldam