Swire Shipping Offices – Auckland

  • Client Swire Shipping,
  • size 7,750 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location Auckland, New Zealand,
  • Industry Consulting / Business Services, Transportation,
  • STACK Interiors embraced thoughtful colors and layouts for the Swire Shipping offices in Auckland, New Zealand.

    For 150 years, Swire Shipping has helped customers all over the world achieve shipping and supply chain efficiencies with their sustainable and innovative shipping and landside solutions. Their new workplace in Auckland, New Zealand, showcases this commitment to sustainability, employee well-being, and their rich maritime heritage.

    The design of the workplace emphasises sustainability by using locally made furniture and recycled materials, including 100% recycled bases for tables and carpet tiles made from fishing nets. These design decisions build on and reflect Swire Shipping’s vision and values, ensuring that their workplace demonstrates their dedication to sustainability.

    Emphasising the importance of their employees, Swire Shipping focused on creating a welcoming atmosphere in the new fitout. The entrance is inviting, and the prominent feature of the workplace is a large kitchen and breakout space with a stunning view of the harbour. Additionally, workstations are strategically placed near windows overlooking the shipping docks.

    Design elements inspired by ships pay homage to Swire Shipping’s rich heritage, with curved walls, floors, and lighting fixtures resembling a ship’s hull, bow, and propeller. The meeting rooms at the back of the house utilise colour blocking inspired by shipping containers. By incorporating these design elements, Swire Shipping’s new workplace pays homage to their history and creates a unique and meaningful space for their team and visitors.

    Design: STACK Interiors
    Design Team: Stephanie Widjaja, David Plaistowe
    Photography: Mark Scowen