Deswik Offices – Fortitude Valley

  • Client Deswik,
  • size 30,785 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Fortitude Valley, Australia,
  • Industry Hardware / Software Development,
  • Gray Puksand designed an office to better support the innovation and collaboration of Deswik, a mining software solution company, located in Fortitude Valley, Australia.

    Deswik is a global consulting and technology company focused on delivering innovative technical solutions for the mining industry. With their dynamic team relocating to a new tenancy in the Brisbane CBD, Gray Puksand was engaged to design their future 2,860m2 three level workspace. Deswik saw the move as an opportunity to reimagine how their spaces could better support innovation and collaboration within their software development teams.

    Gray Puksand worked closely with Deswik from the outset to understand the company’s unique culture, aspirations and functional requirements.

    The inclusion of team sprint spaces, short stand up zones and intimate team collaboration pods support focused work zones on all levels. These architectural elements provide opportunities for knowledge sharing and ideas generation that were not possible at the company’s previous office site.

    High energy, collaborative functions are clustered around a newly integrated stair element to activate this connection. This zone has been treated with more visual stimulation than the focused work zones to offer cues for interaction and collaboration. The inter-tenancy staircase that vertically connects all three levels of the workplace is another significant element of the design.

    Deswik’s genuine commitment to connection and community is further brought to life through an 320m2 dynamic social zone with a functioning bar, games zone, kitchen and dining spaces. This was positioned in the middle level, directly connected to the inter-tenancy stair, allowing teams to travel just one level from below and above to enjoy social or informal team collaboration time.

    Design: Gray Puksand
    Photography: Cieran Murphy