Organic jungle where dreams are made of.
When you’re renowned for being a disruptive company such as Atlassian – you need a workplace to match. Siren’s design brief for Atlassian’s new Sydney office was to create green, tech savvy, organic spaces that responded to the changing needs of Atlassians. In response, the design placed an emphasis on raw, exposed materials and the creation of an internal jungle inviting the team to explore and experience whilst having ultimate flexibility.
Globally recognised as the number one “best place to work” Atlassian’s high performance culture of delivering with passion and urgency was at the core of their new HQ fitout in Sydney.
With an extremely aggressive time frame, phase 1 of the project was completed within 4 weeks, across 4 floors consisting of 3 working floors and 1 hub floor. The hub floor creates an immediate sense of welcome – a journey through the jungle starting from the lift lobby that flows through and opens into a breakout that is serviced by a commercial kitchen providing daily meals for Atlassians and takes in views across the city. Space south of the kitchen showcases a ‘worldwide all hands’ area connecting Atlassian’s with their virtual family in other sites around the world. Key themes involve an emphasis on raw, exposed materials and a strong focus on biophilia, creating the jungle surrounds and canopy that invites human senses to explore and experience.
An interconnecting stair between levels 28, 29 and 30 incorporates a ‘living’ green wall running down the spine of the hub floor. Collaboration zones placed around the stair creates buzz, life and a sense of rhythm. The tension here between clever design and budget results in design innovation where the sweet spot results in a human-centric design that provides ultimate flexibility to the Atlassians. Movable workstations and overhead retractable power pendants mean that Atlassians are able to reconfigure their workstations and reform clusters intuitively, effortlessly and with services within easy reach.
Contextual and connective spaces that respond to the changing needs of the Atlassians immediately result in relevant ‘living’ environments where humans can be at their best.
Project: Atlassian, Sydney, Australia
Design Studio: Siren
Photo Credit: Siren