Idemitsu Australia Resources

BRISBANE, QLD

Idemitsu are a people passionate, Japanese resources company driven by the positive and celebratory culture of the Queensland business and parent company with ‘people first’ as a major focus.Idemitsu sought to celebrate the ‘power of people’ with a workplace solution which creates an innovative solution tailored to the people of Idemitsu, allows for future growth and in keeping with Idemitsu’s movement towards renewable resources.

The workplace provides the employees a choice to work at a dedicated work point or alternate places conducive to the activities and functions being performed. Enhancing the quality of collaborative spaces to support across business conversations, and service innovation by providing effective enclosed, semi enclosed spaces to work as teams. The design also allows for the boardroom and meeting rooms to be opened up or closed down to allow a series of functions to occur, and so that all employees have access to the beautiful views.

The simplicity and layering of Japanese and Queensland architecture was used to create spaces reminiscent of the Veranda, Tea Room and the framing of views using ‘Shakei’ or borrowed scenery to frame the views to Brisbane River and the fig trees on Eagle Street.

The design of the workplace has a strong connection to nature, is transparent in choice and application of materiality and through the overlay of differing textures reflective of the foundations of Japanese design using a Queensland palette of local stone and timbers.

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