A Tour of Fujitsu’s Modern New Melbourne Headquarters
Fujitsu, a Japanese information and communication technology giant recently hired collaborative design studio Billard Leece Partnership to design their new office in Melbourne, Australia.
“When BLP designed Fujitsu Melbourne’s Headquarters, the brief was clear: to honour Fujitsu’s refined Japanese heritage and create a culture of ‘One Fujitsu’, while also incorporating the local Melbourne flavour into the design. Often-times called the most ‘European’ of Australian cities, the project took the refined sense of style and tailored aesthetic of Melbourne’s population as a baseline that manifests across the workplace in the form of crisp and understated contemporary styling, emphasising quality materials and finishes. The design team also took inspiration from Melbourne’s orderly grid layout interspersed with its’ famous laneways: bright slivers of colour and texture coursing unexpectedly through the city. In this way the project remains refined and urbane but has pockets of colour and playfulness throughout the various activity-based zones. Fujitsu’s signature red is fused into the fabric of the space as subtle accents to furniture and joinery, serving as an understated connection to the worldwide brand whilst allowing the Melbourne headquarters to retain its own unique character,” says Billard Leece Partnership
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Date completed: 2018
- Size: 34,400 square feet
- Design: Billard Leece Partnership
- Photos: Damien Cook, Ian Ten Seldam