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Facing page The organic design provides nooks and crannies for break-out spaces or casual meeting places, as well as ensuring unique viewing angles from wherever you are standing. The slatted wood ceiling on the top floor of the fit-out brings a sense of warmth and extended ceiling space. Right One of the internal streets in the Mirvac head office fit-out. success of the project. Mirvac invented an App and dashboard that did just that – help employees find a spare desk or locate a colleague via their phone.” This contemporary facility is known as Jelly Bean working, referring to the little green light showing on or off on social media sites. Complementing the Town Hall with its meeting spaces and reconfigurable forms, the open-plan office spaces are divided up into neighbourhoods connected by Main Streets. The only personal space allocated to workers is their lockers and storage, which are positioned on these streets. “The fit-out keeps Mirvac’s prowess in advanced engineering to the fore, with cutouts in the floors and ceiling revealing the building’s state-of-the-art services. In addition, the temperature inside and out the sealed blind cavities can be displayed on a smart phone, as can a purpose-specific meter measuring even the slightest structural movements in the building – another example of engineering savvy on display.” These precision building performance measure- ments plus pro-active health initiatives, such as healthy air, optimum natural light and the provision of 257 bicycle spaces plus 50 more for visitors has added up to the EY Centre and Mirvac’s own fit-out attracting a plethora of green awards. These include a base building targeting a 5 NABERS energy rating, and a 6 Star Green Star As-Built rating for the building. Mirvac has also been one of the first offices to achieve the Gold WELL rating, which takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment – looking in particular at behaviour, operations and design. Project:EY Centre, Sydney Architect:FJMT Mirvac office interior designer:Davenport Campbell Developer, construction company, tenant:Mirvac Structural and civil engineer:BG&E Mechanical and electrical engineer:Arup Facade design:Surface Design and Permasteelisa Group Security system:Johnson Controls Lift services:Schindler Blinds:Permasteelisa Group Blind controls:Somfy Ceiling:Armstrong Ceiling Tiles Lighting:Commercial Floor LED Lights from Pierlite Heating/airconditioning:Climatech Workstations:Steelcase Workstation seating Gesture Task Chair, Gesture Task Stool Boardroom table K &N Summa Tables from Arredorama Boardroom seating Sola Chair from Wilkhahn Ceiling panel system Supawood Laminate timber from SAS Mikor Tubeline System Paint Dulux Story by Charles Moxham Photography by Brent Boardman and Katherine Lu see more images: search 49038 at search: mirvac or fjmt at search | save | share at