Situated in the iconic 150 Collins Street building, Westpac’s Melbourne headquarters delivers a workplace design focused on the company’s key business strategies; to make people their advantage, reinforce their leadership and focus on sustainability.
Melbourne Design Awards + Summit: Winner Silver Interior Design — Corporate World Interior News Awards: Shortlisted DEA Awards: Shortlisted in Workplace over 1,000sqm
Telstra’s goal was to create a new, world-class concept where customers and staff can experience a ‘Brilliant Connected Future’ and ‘Improve the way our people live and work’. Following the successful implementation of the Store of the Future concept in the Melbourne Central store, Telstra commissioned Geyer to design a new flagship store concept located on George Street, Sydney and opened in November 2014.
Westpac’s new headquarters at Barangaroo Tower 2 occupies 60,000m2, accommodates 6,000 people and has set a new benchmark in ABW (activity based working) in regards to a people centric solution. As principle tenant of Barangaroo Tower 2, Westpac’s new workplace is one of the largest office complexes in Australia. With the adjacent Westpac Place, this site will support a potential Westpac workforce of up to 15,000 people.
Property Council Innovation And Excellence: Best Workplace Sydney Design Awards + Summit: Winner Silver Interior Design — Corporate IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards: Shortlisted for Sustainability IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards: Shortlisted for Workplace Over 1,000sqm
Suncorp wanted to re-shape the retail experience around the customer with a focus on a ‘needs led’ rather than a ‘product led’ environment. The Sydney Paramatta Store breaks down the parameters of traditional banking and creates a place where customers feel welcome and unintimidated about their financial needs.
A vibrant hub for student experiences at Curtin University. Designed to provide an excellent experience for students and enable staff to provide personalised, responsive and agile customer service in a great working environment.
Using a behaviour-centred design ethos, Melbournes Flagship Discovery Store places customers, staff and communities at its heart, supporting Telstra’s brand to ‘Create a Brilliant Connected Future’ and bridging the physical and online divide for their retail store design.
The building faces Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall and has previously failed as a 2-level retail space. A new retail environment alone would not achieve the level of difference required for success. The new store design must challenge and change ways of thinking and doing. The interior design needed to change staff assumptions and behaviours. It had to change the function and responsibility of a ‘retail store’. The new fitout must offer ways of integrating digital, physical and human touchpoints. A successful store refurbishment would create ‘signature’ experiences to educate and add value to customers visits, so they leave ‘better off’.
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A new, contemporary agile head office workplace for 360 people gives Bank of Melbourne a platform to support, nurture and realise their potential. It will drive continued success. The new workplace at Rialto needed to define and differentiate the bank from their ‘older brother’, Westpac. It also needed to provide a place for customers and the community to meet and engage.
The largest, stand-alone tax and duty free store in the world, Heinemann’s new Tax & Duty Free retail environment at Sydney Airport also brings curated, local products to international travellers. The retail design focus was on understanding the unique requirements of a travelling shopper. Their pressures, needs and mindsets are vastly different to a regular shopping centre customer.
Sydney Design Awards + Summit Interior Design: Silver Corporate City Design Awards: Gold, Interior Design: Retail
This immensely-successful startup’s entry into the Australian market required showrooms that reflected the calibre of this brand. We’ve been working with Tesla’s design team in Fremont California to adapt the Tesla prototype showroom for its application to Australian sites.
Creating a modern, flexible and collaborative study space to the improve student experience. The University of Newcastle sought to refurbish a lounge area of the Auchmuty Library, located on the Callaghan Campus University of Newcastle. This formed a further stage of the incremental modernising of the Library.
The Student Administration Services (SAS) Hub at the University of Sydney manages the student lifecycle from admissions and enrollment, and throughout their candidature. The University was intent on providing better, more efficient services through one central hub.
Rabobank HQ is a pioneer of agile working. It's parent company, Interpolis put in place the world’s first recognised agile workplace model in the Netherlands. Rabobank turned to Geyer to design and instigate a similar business transformation in Australia. A new working environment to house a ‘nomadic colony’ that would create a ‘cooperative knowledge exchange’ where visitors could experience the cultural attributes of warmth, commitment and expertise that differentiates Rabobank.
JWT’s new Sydney office marries brand and building rebirth. On Sydney’s CBD fringe, the emergent workplace supports the recent global rebranding and celebrates JWT’s local presence with a fresh face - a unique, dynamic space. The refurbishment of JWT’s new premises in a heritage conversion in Pyrmont was the perfect opportunity to trial the ABW concept within WPP’s portfolio of businesses.
Asia Pacific Property Awards: Best Office Interior Australia AIDA Awards: Shortlisted for Workplace World Interior News Awards: Shortlisted Workspace Interiors (less than 10,000sqm) IIDA Global Best Of Asia Pacific: Honourable Mention
Bringing wellness to HBF’s new Perth HQ. Every design decision was led by HBF’s key guiding vision for their new headquarters – to create an inspiring environment centred around wellbeing, a space that encourages, promotes and showcases everyday movement. It is an opportunity to showcase its cultural transformation from a traditional health insurer to an organisation focused on the health and wellbeing of its staff and members, as well as the Western Australian community.
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The new CapitaLand headquarters located within CapitalTower in Singapore is future focused. The office interior design needed to be flexible enough to meet today’s needs and to remain relevant in the long term. CapitaLand's key drivers were Porosity, Camaraderie, Character, Progressiveness and Endurance. The interior design was an opportunity to engrain these concepts in the workplace. They wanted to align the physical space with the working styles to foster collaboration, creativity, connectivity, flexibility and a more egalitarian operating model.
Accommodation Strategy Time Utilisation Studies Online Survey Strategy Development Workplace Strategy Test fits Concept Design Space Planning Building Evaluation Design
Gold miner Barrick approached Geyer to consolidate offices into one ‘home’, but also used the move as an opportunity to encourage behavioural transformation. Geyer was given the opportunity to recommend the location of the building through a building assessment. We were then engaged to design a new working environment and fitout for the chosen building.
IDEA Awards: Shortlisted for Commercial Interior over 1,000sqm Interior Spaces: Award of Merit, Corporate Design Institute of Australia (WA) Awards IIDA Global Excellence Awards: Honerable Mention Corporate Space Large
Not just another office for BHP Billiton, it's Melbourne’s first Premium Grade commercial building in 20 years. As the global HQ of one of the world’s leading companies, the headquarters would be the place the world will look to for evidence of BHP Billiton’s leadership and stewardship, on a global and human scale. Operational efficiency was also a primary driver, with all decision-making measured against BHP Billiton’s charter of simplicity, accountability, sustainability, performance, and integrity.
Asia Pacific Property Award: Best Office Fitout Australia Asia Pacific Property Award: Best Office Fitout Asia Pacific Region IDEA Awards: Commercial Interior over 1,000sqm
Law firms are not longer chestnut and brown. Changing attitudes and new technologies sweep away the cobwebs. When Minter Ellison established its own office in Perth, Squire Sanders took this opportunity to develop a new, independent culture and wanted its workplace to reflect this. Above all, they wanted a space that would connect them to each other and to clients. They wanted a timeless elegance that would stand the test of time. They also saw this an opportunity to adopt newer working styles in an open, transparent environment.
Qantas makes sure that every airport doesn’t ‘look the same’. They want to exceed the expectations of their premium business travellers with a unique luxury experience in every airport. Qantas approached Geyer to create a world class hospitality design within brand guide lines, but would also reflect the reflect the flavours of the region.
Geyer implemented the Cathay Pacific Design Guidelines with a full design guideline in the First Class Lounge in Singapore Airport.We implemented and ensured the design concept fits and complies to local statutory requirements.
Owned by Singapore-based SilverNeedle Hospitality Group (SNH), Chifley at Lennons was underperforming and they trusted Geyer to transform the 40 year old shell into the worlds first 4.5 star NEXT Hotel. The project included the refurbishment of existing guest rooms, 150 new rooms and significant upgrades to building infrastructure, new pool, restaurants, bars, and retail environments.