the winner of the GoGet office fit out competition!
GoGet car share in Sydney announced their office fit-out competition addressing all the designers among their members to take up the challenge to design their offices for the modest budget of $10,000. The brief was to design “an innovative, attractive working space where people would love to come to work”.
Led by Gilo we took up the challenge which we saw as a great opportunity for us to work together which resulted in us winning this competition and now the real challenge begins.
Our redesign concept reflects the go-get brand whilst preserving the unique work environment and the established history of the office. We aimed to create a family-like environment of sharing, growing and adapting, encapsulating the company philosophy, while also providing an interactive and dynamic work space for current and future employees. Individual contribution and participation in the creation of the space will be essential and cherished.
“a family-like environment of sharing, growing and adapting, encapsulating the company’s philosophy. “
The new space demonstrates contemporary, flexible, adaptable design which is attractive and consistent while accomodating current business needs and allowing for future growth. Our approach to the design empowers the go-get staff to make changes as they require. All furniture is easily disassembled, reassembled, moved or reconfigured. All existing furniture is to be retrofitted and recycled, and all furniture additions will be made from recyclable materials. VOC free to low paints will be used throughout.
The small office is to become the formal go-get head office providing also a quiet work environment for management and operation personal as well as a meeting and storage space.
The big Office is where the costumers service and operational activities occurs The challenges of the existing work environment are resolved by the new design as follows: Poor acoustics are improved with acoustic screens and soft coverings on some office surfaces; Ventilation and air circulation is improved by lowering the ceiling fan to an effective height; Indoor climate is improved by grouping the work stations in the centre of the space, away from heat sinks and sources such as walls and windows, while gaining warmth from the heat generated by the computers in winter. This creates a more comfortable work environment (as well as lowering energy use!) and the arrangement brings the team together, working around what could be seen as a large dining table.
we will post updates about our progress.
a bit slow