Rialto Management Offices shortlisted for IDEA awards!

Welcome to our premier blog post! We thought we’d kick off with some exciting news..

Studio 103 has been shortlisted as an emerging designer for the 2014 IDEA awards, and our recently completed project for the Rialto Management Team has been shortlisted for the workplace under 1000 square metres category.

IDEA Awards Emerging Designer Category IDEA Awards Workspace Under 1000sqm Category

Located in the podium of the Rialto South Tower, the new offices and control room for the Rialto management team are a marked change from the dark rabbit warren they previously inhabited. The fitout provides new offices, a boardroom, meeting and breakout spaces for the building management team, as well as a new security control room and amenities.

The irregular floor plate in the tower podium encouraged the shift from closed to open work space, creating an airy, light-filled space. No obvious traces of the space’s 1980s origin remain. The open plan office and social zones are located along the building facade, making the most of the full height glazing and natural light.

Inspiration for the design came as a fresh take on traditional parquetry. Pale oak spills over floors, extending up walls and over joinery. The lines of the oak twist and turn, much like the irregular floor plate; the entry space floorboards angle up where they meet the reception desk, continuing down to the floor behind, and up the wall beyond.

The white timber floors are offset by crisp black steel-framed glazing, New York loft-style, creating a calm, corporate environment. Marset Scotch Club pendants and Gubi Semi pendants provide feature lighting to the reception and meeting rooms respectively.

The oak flooring in the breakout space is carried through to the base of the upholstered bench seating and kitchen joinery. Splashes of cobalt blue and copper relieve a neutral palette.

More news soon.. Stay posted for our design finds and other random thoughts!

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