A Look Inside iiNet’s Modern Sydney Office
iiNet, the Australia’s second largest DSL internet service provider recently opened a new east coast office in Sydney, designed by architecture firm Valmont.
“iiNet opted for a virtual reception which made it essential for the foyer to immediately represent the iiNet brand in place of an employee, which was achieved by integrating the iconic ‘ii’ typography into the design of the reception desk legs. This subtle motif is also repeated throughout the fitout in wall panelling and lightshades, while the iiNet brandmark is given a modern twist, appearing in neon for the first time in the brand’s history in the foyer. Moving onto the office floor, the traditional cubicle wall has been broken down, allowing for an open, collaborative space, with all manner of engagements catered for, from sharing and group work to quiet, single-person activity, relationship building with mentors and managers. Elements of playfulness are introduced to more formal meeting rooms through colour and theming. Informal areas like The Patio, The Family Room and The Games Room give staff the feeling of working from home while still benefitting from the resources and interaction provided by office work. The Patio incorporates tropical-patterned wallpaper, a hanging basket chair and soft green furnishings, creating an oasis of calm for informal staff meetings. The Star Wars meeting zone provides an alternate level of acoustics and privacy and the breakout zone offers a dynamic space moving from city café to home breakfast bar, club-lounge room and diner booths all on the one floor”, said Valmont
- Location: Central Business District – Sydney, Australia
- Date completed: February 2015
- Size: 21,500 square feet
- Design and photos: Valmont