20 Oct 2020
Cognizant Head Office awarded Silver at the 2020 Sydney Design Awards
The award-winning Australian Headquarters, located within Tower 2 of Barangaroo, is a great example of innovative design which delivers flexible and experimental spaces that respond seamlessly to a brands vision.
The entry & lift lobby space is designed to be an activated experience that engages the users through light & sound and aims to transport guests & employees into the Cognizant space. Conceptually the project is a juxtaposition of space and texture, delivering flexible areas which allow occupants to transform and adapt the surrounding environment to suit their needs.
Key features of the fitout include a welcome lounge with open breakout & dining spaces, a large breakout kitchen doubling as a Town Hall presentation space, a client experience centre showcasing Cognizant’s latest technology, and working areas that are flooded with natural light and a calming palette.
The ADP team provided building services, acoustics and sustainability design and the project is expecting to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating and a 5 Star NABERs rating. All furniture, finishes and joinery throughout have been specified and designed with sustainability at the forefront and where possible, the existing base building structure has been retained. Through early collaboration and open communication with the full project team, sustainability was fully embedded into the holistic design philosophy throughout the project resulting in a great outcome.
To avoid compromising the existing HVAC systems and avoid unnecessary demolition, all space planning was completed with considerations to the locations of the existing active and passive chilled beams and ceiling structure. This presented unique opportunities and challenges during the space planning stage and informed the location of all full height-built structures throughout.
Designed by Alkimi Studios, project managed by CBRE and built by MPA.
Credit Images: TOBY PEET