CEFC wanted a workplace that would foster a thriving culture, encouraging cross-team collaboration and providing a staff-centric approach to the working environment. The intent was to create a hive of activity for the organisation’s Brisbane-based team and co-investors, as well as space for clients and team members from other states – while reflecting the CEFC commitment to sustainability.

Given the key role of the CEFC in helping drive Australia’s transition to a net zero economy by 2050, all design and delivery work needed to be anchored in sustainable processes, using a reuse/recycle/repurpose approach wherever possible.

Aesthetically, the space had to feature a strong connection to environment through form and materiality, while reflecting the architectural expression of the building (One One One Eagle Street). It also needed to combine flexibility and functionality, to accommodate the organisation’s growing business.