Fat Prophets Design + Construct Corporate Offices Sydney

Fat Prophets Design + Construct Corporate Offices Sydney from Australian Commercial Interiors Pty Ltd

By: Australian Commercial Interiors Pty Ltd  05-Dec-2015
Keywords: Interior Design Services, Office Design, Office Fit Outs

Client: Fat Prophets - Design & Construct Fit out - Level 3 Floor size: 476m2 Cost: $360,000 Project Duration: 6 Week program – Complete works, demolition, design, build, full services, handover Location: Sydney CBD Fat Prophets was founded in 2000 by Sydney stockbroker Angus Geddes (CEO). The company has since grown to become an internationally recognised and trusted financial services brand. The design brief for Fat Prophets' new Sydney Headquarters was conceived relatively quickly in response to the Client's demanding work schedule and his desire to have their interior project totally handled exclusively by an independent "single point of contact" that would be totally responsible for project intent. ACi exclusively ensured the office aspirations of Mr. Angus Geddes were delivered by designing a globally inspired space, reflecting where his company was headed, while staying on a strict budget. ACi was asked to create a dynamic space to accommodate 40-50 staff that included a dual-use reception area combining a new refurbishment of the lift foyer space as a multiple-use area such as Reception, client waiting area and a break out "oasis or ante-room". Since Fat Prophets were to occupy the whole floor ACi ensured that each element of the unique design intent worked congruently with the next workspace. Glass was used extensively for private offices and conference rooms to further enhance the open, transparent, and collaborative culture of the company’s new work style. Intelligent design created change to traditional workplace methodologies as to how the space would become flexible, expandable.....allowing it to breathe to meet the demands for future changes in the business. The fit-out intent purposely captured and engaged all visitors as soon as they alighted from the lifts as well as those travelling between floors. The reputation and resultant awareness of Fat Prophets' benchmark interiors and presence within the building grew exponentially. The intelligent design realised the advantages of the space being open and connected at the same time for all occupiers. The issue of security was achieved by the use of full height segmented glass partition enclosures and toughened glass doors seamlessly spanning 11m that was protective yet added another layer of conceptual and aesthetic expression. Fundamentally the glass enclosures produced the ability to greatly enhance the companies future branding capabilities by way of inexpensive graphic film applications. The fit-out produced flexible functions for three separate conference and meeting rooms, executive offices, research offices and 33 x workstations all connected and in close proximity to team users. Collaboration takes center stage in the visually grand boardroom from the lift foyer as the configuration enables formal and informal business meetings and discussions to take place simultaneously without affecting other users or the flow of users to other workspaces within the tenancy. The design brought all users together in an open transparent manner, yet still offered private work spaces and executive offices to co-exist. This flexibility was achieved through the thoughtful use of toughened glass, aluminium framed glass doors and acoustic partitions. Contemporary use of stone, ceramic, glass, recycled materials, re-use of recycled furniture and incorporation of the Client's antique furniture within a modern minimalistic orientated space completes the successful environment.

Keywords: Corporate Office Interiors, Interior Design Services, Office Design, Office Fit Outs, Office Interior Design, Office Refurbishment, Office Workstations

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