ServiceNow Office, Melbourne
ServiceNow, based in the US - is one of the fastest-growing and most innovative software companies in the world. Their rapidly growing workforce identified the need for a future-proofed workspace; one that facilitates current headcount needs whilst accommodating opportunities for expansion. The brief to create a space that is both reflective of the local context whilst being distinctly ServiceNow influenced the formation the basis of the 'Melbourne' design concept. The space planning itself took reference from Melbourne's Hoddle Grid which forms the basis of the City's urban planning. Like the City, the planning concept comprised of a Town Square space acting as a focal meeting point connecting people both horizontally and vertically across the two floors. Standardised modules allow for easy transformation of spaces in the future, whilst sculptural 'landmarks' provide a visual language that connects the front and back of house areas. The materials, finishes and furniture evoke a sense of Melbourne. A combination of timber and black metal work combined with exposed ceilings and reclaimed brick give a modern industrial feel synonymous to it's host city. Comfortable furniture, subtle colour gradients to define zones, and the inclusion of bespoke art provide softness and playfulness to the linear architectural built space. Our approach was to integrate sustainable thinking through all aspects of the project. Products were selected due to their sustainable properties whilst the utilisation of the existing base build ceilings and floor finishes wherever possible was integral to achieve our sustainable goals.