McCormick Technical Innovation Centre (TIC) aims to advance food culture by blending sensory experience with food science. TIC is a fit-out within McCormick’s new Melbourne headquarters and comprises three functional areas: Demonstration Kitchen, Sensory & Consumer Science Room, and Product Development Laboratories and Workspace.
The Demonstration Kitchen forms the public interface for research and development initiatives alongside the Sensory & Consumer Science Room. It features a rich palette of local materials to reflect a local identity for McCormick Foods Australia. Sight, smell, and sound are controlled where required and opportunities are maximised for putting food science on display.
Traditionally the process of product development has been segregated. This design integrates McCormick’s operations to unlock a creative and collaborative approach, whilst enhancing safety and efficiency. One aspect of this is the ability for staff to interact with their colleagues throughout the creative process, enabled by physical proximity and visual connectivity
Richard Rodwell, Project Architect
Folk Architects, Interior Designer