Relatively small floor plates of 700sqm further prompted the need to offer inter-floor connection, which introduced the virtue of adaptability. Even during the construction phase, two, three or four floor plates could be combined to interest tenants wanting 2000sqm or more. “That's where the concept of the 'villages' comes into its own,” says Richard Rogers. “They promote a flexible working environment that can respond quickly to changing demands of the marketplace over time. We now have villages stacking up into the sky and that's a very unusual, and a very positive, experience.”
When considering the work environment, the architects and Mirvac wanted something fundamentally different to the traditional norm of ordinary floors studded with cellular offices and cubicles. Mezzanines and voids were explored to allow an abundance of controlled natural daylight, views through and out of the building and a stronger relationship to the outdoor environment.