BVN won the Workplace Design Award for The Customer Experience Company (CEC) studio in Macquarie Place, Sydney at the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards announced on 25 June.
According to the citation, “The jury was impressed by its compelling plan and innovative thinking in changing perceptions and mindsets about how we work today.”
“Ways of working have been rigorously questioned and the outcome implements a model of flexibility that the jury believes will have long-term impact and influence.”
“The CEC philosophy applies design thinking to business problems to achieve innovative outcomes and better customer experiences, therefore they were prepared to challenge traditional workplace notions, pushing the boundaries when it came to its new workplace,” according to Ms Sally Campbell, Practice Director BVN.
The jury noted how “The design allows for the 500 square-metre interior to be completely reconfigured via a series of stackable whiteboards suspended from a ceiling-mounted track that zigzags through the space, depending on employee’s needs.”
This gives it the “wow factor in demonstrating pure agility, while being an on-brand representation of the company’s progressive office culture and business ethos” said the jury.
Ms Campbell explained that, “A key component of CEC’s environment was spaces that could be easily modified for various purposes: quiet focused work, ad hoc team collaboration, large-scale events and client workshops.”
“The space was designed to maximize the functionality of the small studio. CEC employees are fully agile, working on folding tables with retractable power, reconfiguring layouts daily based on project needs and specific tasks at hand.”
According to the jury the result is that the CEC “is an innovative workplace design that delivers exactly what the concept sets out to achieve”.
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