Arup Adelaide | Walter Brooke

Arup Adelaide | Walter Brooke | Photographer: Sam Noonan

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Arup Adelaide | Walter Brooke

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna
Year
2024
Chapter

South Australia

Category
Interior Architecture
Sustainable Architecture
Builder
Shape
Photographer
Sam Noonan
Project summary

At the core of the project was the team’s genuine commitment to shaping a better world – creating a space that promotes health, well-being, and sustainability. Our challenge was to reuse as much as possible of the existing, outdated fit-out while ensuring that the outcome was cohesive and did not appear as a jumbled collection of elements. We analysed salvageable items, avoided those nearing the end of their life, and considered options such as refinishing or recycling. The Arup workplace aims for Living Building Certification, which focuses on reducing materials, promoting reuse, biophilic design, and eliminating toxic materials.

Our office fitout, with sustainability at its core, significantly enhances the work environment for our employees. The recycled natural timber desks and soothing tones create a calming, productive workspace, while exceptional lighting and views of greenery boost morale and mental well-being. Superior air quality, exceeding Living Building Challenge standards, ensures a healthier indoor environment, promoting better concentration and reducing fatigue. This thoughtfully designed space not only supports Arup’s commitment to sustainability but also fosters innovation, collaboration, and employee satisfaction, demonstrating how excellent design with a sustainable emphasis can positively impact the working environment. – Nick Roach

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Arup, Services Engineer and Sustainability
Rider Levett Bucknall, Quantity Surveyor

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Arup Adelaide | Walter Brooke | Photographer: Sam Noonan

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