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First Sentier Investors Fit-out

Reflecting company values in a workplace designed to enable collaboration and elevate health and wellbeing.
Individual work space placed in main office

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Location

Sydney, Australia

Client

CBA

Architect

nettletontribe

First Sentier Investors’ new workspace was designed to achieve 6 Star Green Star and Gold WELL (V2) certification. The 4,438m² of office floorspace is spread over two floors International Tower 3 at Barangaroo and comprises 365 workstations, meeting spaces, a high-quality front of house area, staff break out space and interconnecting stairs.

Our team provided the sustainability framework that ensured the fit-out would achieve the benchmarks for Green Star and WELL, including energy-efficient chilled-beam cooling, optimal indoor environment quality, healthy materials, connection to nature through greening and views. Lighting was a key part of the strategy, with a deliberate focus on light for wayfinding, wellbeing enhancement and aesthetic delight.

"Cundall’s lighting design team created spaces for people. At their desks, workers have ample functional lighting without the standard recessed troffers seen in most offices. A circular motif is repeated on walls to provide workers at their desks a visual interest away from their screen. In the community areas, warm colour temperatures combined with table and floor lamps create an inviting atmosphere of beauty and calmness." Bettina Easton, Associate.

Key fact

Energy-efficient LED lighting combined with abundant natural daylighting and a thoughtful lighting strategy benefit wellbeing while also elevating the aesthetics of the office space.

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Key fact

Natural materials were utilised both for their low carbon footprint and as part of the wellbeing approach – the strategic positioning and highlighting of timber is calming and provides visual relief for the eyes.

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Key fact

Lighting helps express the meaning of the building and the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi which celebrates the beauty of imperfection and transience.

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Bettina Easton in middle of park with blurred grass and small trees in background

Bettina Easton

Associate, Lighting Design

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Illumination is so much more than just a functional element here; it is intrinsic to the overall approach of workplace wellbeing.

Awards

Shortlisted

Workplace over 1000 sqm

Idea Awards

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