2017 Sydney Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design

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Project Overview

With its overarching concept “workplace as home,” the new Sydney offices for global tech firm Dropbox engage the company’s employees and customers in new ways. At the heart of the space is a lounge/kitchen/dining area that is complemented by an adjacent courtyard that brings the outside in, much like a residential patio. The variety of workspaces includes open workstations and height-adjustable desks as well as smaller quiet rooms and booths. Signage and graphics employ natural, sometimes sculptural, materials. The space’s clean sightlines, thoughtful mix of furniture and finishes, and abundant use of plants coalesce to create a truly homey yet functional ambiance.

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This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.
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