Confidential Energy Provider Offices – Sydney

In efforts to reimagine the future of work, the design of this confidential energy provider's Sydney office implements emerging technologies to replace traditional practices to allow for more efficiency and growth.

  • Client Unnamed Company,
  • size 161,458 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Sydney, Australia,
  • Industry Utilities,
  • GroupGSA completed the offices for a confidential energy provider using wall graphics and neutrals for their space in Sydney, Australia.

    An established energy provider sought to create a workplace environment that would be a benchmark for future ways of working. As part of the initiative, GroupGSA were engaged to undertake a holistic approach to the employee journey beginning at the front door, including repositioning of the base building entry and lobby for a richer customer experience.

    The company’s Board Members and key executive team worked closely with GroupGSA and Organisational Psychologist Keti Malkoski of Schiavello to create a more empowered culture within their workplace. The design concept is based on how energy manifests itself within nature; telling a story of ‘Lightning Storms across Rural Australia.’

    This visual direction is elevated by incredible environmental graphics from local Yuwaalaraay artist, Lucy Simpson, who in collaboration with GroupGSA seamlessly incorporated graphics across textiles, murals and built environments, weaving a deep and immersive Baayangali story about lightning striking to the earth, the spark that ignites, and from that, the growth and the new life that is a timeless cycle; inspiring those who see it every day.

    In Yuwaalaraay ‘Baayangali’ means “the system in the natural world by which everything connects.” The collaboration between Lucy and our team allowed for a seamless and sincere representation of the local indigenous nations. It also created an opportunity for a sustainability component to sit comfortably within the natural palette of finishes. Green walls on every level including the ground floor arrival space and energy efficient circadian lighting allow staff to gently transition from morning light to evening light cues.

    Emerging technologies are quickly replacing traditional work practices and allowing an organisation’s people to work faster, more efficiently, and from anywhere in the world. The new digitally enabled workplace required a radical rethinking of big data usage to challenge the status quo, maintain an agile workforce and adjust performance to meet changing needs. Their new empowered workplace sees a hybrid adoption of activity-based working with heightened engagement for customers, greater connectivity between head office and employees in the field, and an elevated provision of employee health and wellbeing. Varied work environments allow greater flexibility in working arrangements and technological tools available office-wide increased the efficiency in idea-sharing across the organisation.

    Workspaces no longer feature private offices–executives, managers and staff work side by side for a more agile, collaborative culture. Break out zones, focus pods, quiet rooms, meeting rooms and larger collaborative spaces allow staff to choose where and how they work.

    Design: GroupGSA
    Photography: Luc Remond