Austereo moved to its current premises at the World Square site in Sydney, in 2006. The building is located at the corner of George Street and Goulburn Streets in “Building B”, to the South West of the site. The World Square precinct includes offices, residential and retail uses, as well as providing a piazza space in-between the buildings, for use by the public.
For those that haven’t heard of Austereo, it is a radio station worth $700m, responsible for two major radio stations brands; MMM and 2Day FM. The total Fitout costs for the project was approx. $10m.
Crone Partners, who were responsible for the World Square Master Plan site, were invited to design an interconnecting stair in the Austereo Fitout and a rooftop amenities area. The works included; a stair that connected 3 levels of the tenancy, glass lift, toilets and kitchen provisions, as well as a multi-purpose room on the rooftop, that could be used for special events.
The interconnecting stair provides a space where employees can interact in a dynamic environment. The steel stair uses a steel channel stringer and balustrades, set-out perpendicular to the stringers. Patch fitting connect the glass to the balustrades and a 50mm diam Stainless Steel handrail borders the edges. The treads are finished with a dark grey rubber finish and set in a Stainless Steel pan, that spans between the stringers creating a clean and simple soffit. The colour wall to the side of the stair is a feature of the space. The wall is made from Barrisol and the lighting is connected to a computer system, allowing the colour’s to change on demand or on a loop system. The “communication” stair encourages people to use the stair to travel between floors, instead of using the lift. Eco friendly!
Greenwood Shopping Plaza is getting a new and well deserved face lift, over the coming months in Sydney. Interior Design Packages were completed last year, by Crone Partners Interior Design Team, for it’s client Mirvac. The design includes new ceilings to the metro level and upper levels of the centre. New seating areas will also be provided, with feature planter boxes and bamboo planting, to provide areas of respite, in a peaceful environment, for the busy commuter. The concept for Greenwood Plaza was to create a new and vibrant modern shopping experience, that did not detract from the shop fronts and retailers themselves.
The photographs featured in this blog were taken in early May. They show images of Stage 1 works, that include ceiling and lighting upgrades to the mall areas. The vertical blades are shaped from Plywood and the feature light at the entry to the escalators made from Barrisol. The ridge to the vertical louvres is constantly changing, creating the idea of movement, ever prevalent in the daily movements of commuters from North Sydney Station.
Mainbrace are the contractors for the project and Philips lighting provided the LED lights and lighting design. Barrisol is used in the feature lighting areas and they installed the vertical louvre blades.
This is still works in progress, with final lighting positions to be agreed and signage to be installed, but we are happy with the results, looking forward to seeing the finished product!