Living Edge congratulates Woods Bagot on their recent win at the 2013 NSW Architecture Awards. They received a commendation for the Woods Bagot Sydney Studio – which also happens to be one of Living Edge’s favourite recent projects.
Woods Bagot’s Sydney studio was designed to embody a continual commentary on design, agile teams, model making and material research, resulting in a dynamic workplace for architectural research. It features product from Living Edge including Herman Miller workstations & task seating and break out furniture from Established & Sons, Walter Knoll, BassamFellows plus lighting from BassamFellows.
The judges of the Awards said:
Woods Bagot’s Sydney Studio attempts this and more. They have taken a 1980s post-modern building and, in the process of upgrading their offices spaces within it, have also given the building a new identity through a contemporary lobby upgrade. They have created the ambiance of a traditionally peripheral city office studio within the heart of the CBD, providing a model for the reuse and adaptation of often overlooked second-tier CBD buildings.
Planning is made flexible by the use of moveable and adaptable fit-out components, and although these are derivative of a commercially available system, they serve their function of ordering the space. The use of timber in these elements and the furniture contrasts with the predominantly black and white scheme, adding richness and warmth.
The jury for the commercial and interiors category for 2013 was Paul van Ratingen (Chair) – Johnson Pilton Walker; Tina Engelen – CO-AP Architects; Guy Lake – Bates Smart; and Peter Mould – Emeritus Government Architect.