GROUPGSA MELBOURNE OFFICE
The GroupGSA's Melbourne office design reflects ideals of a barrier-free attitude to problem solving and a desire to be connected to nature. The design solution sits between a creative and curated space and on intended to encourage collaboration and creativity via spaces with inherent flexibility and ‘imperfection’ to mimic creative and human processes. The spaces are designed to be highly flexible with creative brainstorming areas including mobile solutions for seating, writing and presentation boards.
A centrally located meeting room pod with planted roof of pothos vines can be adapted from a standard meeting space to ‘theatre’ style for presentations and educational sessions. The room includes a calming mural by painter and illustrator Bianca Ioiacono.
Natural light fills the 1930’s former Red Cross concert hall with extensive connecting views of the streetscape plane trees. These views and large openable windows add to the connection with the natural environment.
Large layout benches provide areas of standing collaboration, brainstorming and an opportunity to fluidly discuss and present ideas. Clients are welcome in all parts of the studio and encouraged to participate in the creative processes.
The design also reuses and reinvigorates an existing stage area, with new velvet curtains defining the space for formal meetings. The large table in this space designed by Nick Leong, a furniture maker and designer at GroupGSA. The space is designed to be flexible (with extended use for movie nights, yoga and wellness sessions) and includes a mural painted by artist Greg Ades.