F5 Networks needed a new workplace to accommodate larger meetings and increased staff numbers due to the company's rapid growth, all while creating a corporate image through workplace design to attract new talent.
The project driver was to create a corporate yet modern environment with extra lighting for a spacious feel. The focus was flexibility, creating spaces to cater for a range of different purposes, along with an agile environment to foster more collaborative work. We incorporated new spaces such as booths, huddle rooms, meeting rooms and large boardrooms to allow informal and formal meetings.
A soft blue combined with the brand's corporate colour palette was incorporated throughout the space, balanced with natural finishes, materials and joinery.
By increasing lighting by 80% and utilising large windows along the side of the wall, the space felt brighter and more inviting for staff, guests, clients. Panels and biophilia were integrated to divide each area throughout the space.
The bar-inspired kitchen and breakout area located in the middle of the floorplate was created to be the life of the office, positioned between the reception and workstations for staff to come together and socialise.
White ceilings were installed throughout to brighten up the different zones while the contrasting black ceiling in the bar creates a different mood from the work-activity areas into the breakout zone. This allow staff to socialise in a more vibrant and urban environment while still at the office.