Plus are engaged to provide a commercial feasibility for a proposed office development located in a prime location in Mascot, NSW. Situated at a key traffic intersection, the development creates a strong urban marker with great exposure to bypassing traffic to and from Mascot.
Creating a fluent architectural expression withn the overall urban framework of Mascot, the concept takes full advantage of the unique aspect to the Sydney CBD towards the south.
The proposed concept envisages a contemporary mixed-use building based on flexibility in the workplace. The configuration generates a flexible 1500 sqm office floorplate which features generous amenity and breakout areas adjacent to the core which are able to be connected over several levels creating unique work environment. The internal concept creates a space where people can work while taking advantage of the exceptional views and natural light which come naturally to the site.
Lechte Corporation Office
CLIENT | Lechte Corporation
LOCATION | Melbourne, VIC
STATUS | Complete (2016)
Plus have created a sleek, monochromatic workspace that not only reflects the client’s practical needs and aesthetic sensibilities, but also aligns with their branding and corporate image, carving out nine spaces within a limited footprint of 135sqm.
Polished in its presentation, the fitout exudes industrial sophistication with a refined, monochromatic palette featuring ribbed glass, natural stone, metal and leather. Sleek metal framing defines the internal windows, while the curvature of the walls and tobacco coloured leather provide textural relief. The height of differentiation and personality is achieved with a feature reception desk that presides over the entrance. Appearing as though carved from a large block of stone, the statement piece introduces a sculptural element and sets the tone for the wider office.
A rigid structure, compromised by the existing surfaces of a surrounding car park, the site became an exercise in floorplan optimisation. Educated in its allocation of space and arrangement of furnishing, the design demonstrated intuitive spatial awareness and restraint.
The design composition is resolute and effortless with the end-user brought to the fore. As a result, the space flows organically, achieving a fine balance between private and functional workspaces across the open plan space.
66 Eagle Street
CLIENT | Central Plaza 2
STATUS | Complete
LOCATION | Brisbane, QLD
66 Eagle Street is a landmark office tower located in central Brisbane. Plus were engaged to deliver the refurbishment and extension of the building’s lobby – tasked with creating a high end and inviting entry space for this iconic commercial building in Brisbane’s ‘Golden Triangle’.
The scope included remodeling the existing ground level to accommodate a larger foyer. A tenancy for a café has also been provided along with an open alfresco area to cater for those working within the building and improve the pedestrian connection with the building.
The openness of the lobby will provide a bright and inviting area which will invigorate the building and provide grandness to the ground level on a welcoming scale.
Corsair Capital Office
CLIENT | Corsair Capital
STATUS | Complete
LOCATION | Melbourne, VIC
A contemporary statement of modern workplace design, the fit out for Corsair Capital seeks to blur the line between home and work, creating a comfortable and familiar environment. Using polished plaster, felt and leather to humanise the space and to supply familiar tactile elements, the design focuses on minimalist simplicity through its selection and use of materials.
Clean lines and a feature wall of black perforated metal define the entryway, while natural materials flow through this open planned space of a dozen workstations and five executive offices. With unrivalled north-facing views, the board room and meeting rooms are awash in natural light.
Taking advantage of the views and natural light, Plus integrated extensive break-out spaces, including banquette seating and feature grouped seating layouts, all positioned for interaction and informal conversations.
Albany Office Towers
CLIENT | Scentre Group
STATUS | In progress
LOCATION | Auckland, NZ
As part of a proposed mall extension for Westfield Albany, Plus designed two 12 storey office towers, each featuring a mixed-use ground floor level. The improved retail offering and commercial development is designed to create a new hub for urban activity that will further tie Albany into its surrounding suburbs.
The development is set to reinvigorate the urban centre of Albany through a renewed interaction with the public realm and providing a pair of visually connected but differentiated landmarks for this newly emerging urban landscape.
182 St Georges Terrace
CLIENT | Zone Q
STATUS | Complete (2019)
LOCATION | Perth, WA
The entry experience to 182 St Georges Terrace has been transformed to provide an open and intuitive space for users and pedestrians. The design takes cues from the existing building to create a light and inviting space in the lobby along with an elegant end of trip experience.
182 St Georges Terrace is a distinct building that has housed many well-known companies. Purchased by the client for the unique opportunities presented by the boutique office building, they took the opportunity to reposition the building by upgrading the ground floor amenities to create a value-add for small to medium sized businesses, allowing tenants better utilisation of their office floor space.
Plus were engaged to create an open and inviting lobby whilst increasing the amenity and functionality. The identity at street level needed to be as distinct as the identity of the building itself.
A key component of the lobby upgrade was to create an open and inviting entry from the street to improve pedestrian experience upon entering the building and to improve the ground floor presence. Additional lobby space gained from re-planning created a meeting room for tenants and two furnished areas provided a space for people to linger, take phone calls or have informal meetings.
The materiality was selected to provide longevity and ensure that the design would not date.
CLIENT | Confidential
STATUS | Complete (competition)
LOCATION | Essendon, VIC
As part of a competition, Plus were invited to submit a proposed design for a large commercial space in Essendon Fields. The design proposition was driven by the workspace and environment that the building would offer to its users. The outcome was to be unique, flexible, adaptive and light filled.
A key driver behind the proposed design was to produce a healthy and vibrant workspace for the building occupants. The building facades were configured to provide abundant natural daylight to the floor plates whilst reducing the glare for the building occupants and the solar thermal load onto the building envelope. Critical to this are the two large courtyard penetrations through the workplace floor plates. These allow for deep natural daylight penetration into the building with over 60% of the workspaces within 6 metres of a glazing line.
The inclusion of a Common was a central feature to the design. The Common was envisaged as the heart of the project, providing a place of relaxation and entertainment, education and collaboration. The space was configured to allow for a plethora of activities, both active and passive.
Webb Dock West RoRo Terminal
CLIENT | MIRRAT
STATUS | Complete
LOCATION | Port Melbourne, VIC
A finalist in the 2016 Banksia Awards Sustainable Cities category, Webb Dock West RoRo Terminal was also the first project in Victoria to receive an ‘Excellent’ rating from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and a ‘6 Star Green Star’ design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
Minimal and modernist in design, the terminal features a flat roof, large picture windows and is finely poised on slender columns. The glass, concrete, steel and recycled concrete building creates a high-tech ‘industrial’ aesthetic while still providing a comfortable and stimulating work environment for staff. Given the location and the need for unimpeded sight lines, there is a sense of transparency both through and around this unique facility.
Rather than conceal the fixtures and fittings this fit out expresses the structure, from the exposed ducts circling the ceiling to the targeted lighting. Rather than superfluous detail, the design created by Plus perfectly captures the client’s vision to create a cutting-edge ‘triple bottom line’ automotive terminal that would not only meet the current logistical requirements, but importantly, those projected well into the company’s future.