Kitchen tea zone in modern office design
Small collaboration hub in modern office design, Brisbane project by Modern Concepts

Toowong, Brisbane

Project Year: 2024

Category: Commercial Office Design

Location: Coronation Drive, Brisbane

Project Size: Level 5, Suite 1- Approx 316

Overview: Modern Concepts partnered with RAW Commercial to design a premium speculative fitout in Coronation Drive, Brisbane. The fitout was intended to present a contemporary space that would stand apart in the current commercial leasing environment.

Design Brief: Being a speculative fitout, the office design needed to be agile, with flexible spaces that offered broad appeal to whoever the next tenant may be. Natural, ambient lighting, biophilic design principles and high-end finishes were utilised to create a premium space with maximum appeal.

Hard flooring and carpet tiles with herringbone patterns provided cohesion across all areas of the office space from work zones through to the kitchen. Glass partitions were utilised to encourage natural light throughout the tenancy while a fluted film design on the glass offered both privacy and a stylish design element.

Concrete look laminates were utilised in the joinery adding texture, visual interest and a sense of sophistication to the space.  Cleverly concealed storage cabinets doubled as greenery privacy screens for selected work zones while rounded furniture, ottomans, tables and desks balanced and softened the space.

Acoustic wall panelling was introduced in key areas to enhance the comfort of high traffic and noisy areas while staff wellbeing was also considered with modern and comfortable furniture.

The overall layout was designed to create open plan spaces with purpose including 28 open plan workstations, a zoom room, a quiet room, two offices and casual meeting spaces.

Deliverables: A full commercial interior design package was delivered.  This included:

  • concept plans
  • design proposal
  • full set of building approved plans
  • full set of construction plans
  • finishes selections and schedule
  • furniture selection

Key design features: 

  • Herringbone timber look planks and feature carpet tiles
  • Sophisticated finishes including oak, glass and black powder coated surfaces
  • Black accents and skirting for a sophisticated look
  • Fluted film applied to glass
  • Custom joinery
  • Finger tiling
  • Neutral colour palette that could be easily interchanged for future tenant(s)
  • Greenery and concealed storage to help define work zones
  • Layered lighting for both task specific and ambient purposes
  • Acoustic panelling and soft material selections for staff comfort
  • Textured walls and feature painting for visual interest
  • Round design elements in handles, furniture and lighting
  • Spatial planning to capitalise on city/river views
  • Project styling