Leighton Business Services Office Fitout


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Client
Leighton
Year
2010s
Program
Commercial
Status
Built
Scale
Medium

The Uffizi in Florence, which is arguably the first office building in the world, was a display place for many of the paintings and sculpture collected by the Medici family.

Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo gathered at the Uffizi for beauty, for work and for recreation.  Today’s office spaces by comparison are banal and lacklustre. The idea of embellishing the working environment with iconography is developed for the office fit out of Leighton Construction from their projects . As  a major national building company, Leighton’s imagery is infrastructure and buildings, people and activity.  The imagery is subtly ghosted onto core walls and glass partitions.  Breakout spaces and informal meeting tables are located on the perimeter of the floor plate near the facade providing an alternative to working at a desk.  The edge enjoys good daylight and long distance views to the Blue Mountains.

Architects in association: Lacoste+Stevenson and DJRD architects
Date: 2012
Team: David Stevenson, Angela Rowson, Jessica El Tahche, Doreen Khun , Shiyi Pan, Thierry Lacoste, Glenn Holmes, Sally Evans