Briefed to create a sustainable, leading-edge building for Woodside’s people, our design had to not only showcase Woodside as Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, but to also challenge the traditional notions of how a workplace should look, feel and function through considered interventions that promote healthy behaviours, social connection, collaboration and importantly, focus.
The 64,000sqm campus features the highest Green Star rating possible in Australia and a raft of bespoke spaces invested in family, community, wellness and wellbeing. It’s the first campus in Australia to provide a more holistic approach to health by encouraging wellbeing and creating synergies between work and life.
This was achieved through a series of themed floors that provide more than 60 different work settings to choose from, and supported Woodside’s workplace philosophy Rightspace – a new way of working based on choice and designed to foster movement, connect people and break down traditional silos. This is enabled by 100 percent sit-to-stand motorised desking, ergonomic and agile light set-up, collaborative spaces and even an app-based program that allows workers to find each other, wherever they may be working across the campus.
A dedicated wellbeing floor on level 14 is designed to encourage rejuvenation, rest and relaxation. It features a universal multi-faith prayer room, parenting suites, a mindfulness area, a massage chair, fireplace, chill out area, and a library that also features artificial intelligence to help staff find the information they need across Woodside’s vast archive.
Woodside Senior Vice President Corporate & Legal, Michael Abbott said the project has “dramatically transformed the way we work, and showcases Woodside as a partner and employer of choice.”