Premis recently completed refurbishment work on the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works, Building & Asset Services (BAS) department based in Rockhampton. The regional head office represents many regions from outback areas in Longreach and Barcaldine to coastal areas of Mackay and Gladstone to river regions of Rockhampton. The premises on level 3 were completely stripped out and the new space was then fitted out for the BAS department, which was relocating from level 2 to level 3.
Inspiration for the design, provided by Mode Architecture, was taken from the features, forms, textures, patterns and colours of distinct environments of the region. These elements were then utilised to take you on a journey as you move throughout the space.
The journey begins in the reception area with graphics and a palette reflective of the Fitzroy River, then it merges into themes of the coast and the outback. This was again expressed by graphics applied to the workstation screens, the colours and materials used in the flooring, the soft furnishings and furniture extends the journey.
The result is a warm, welcoming workplace that excites users and visitors to the space that has a contemporary open plan layout with pods of sit/stand workstations and flexible collaborative areas. Quiet rooms were also included to provide an alternative to the open environment.