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The brief required the design team to create a positive, healthy interior that not only brought people together but also nurtured their wellbeing. Jasmax principal Shirley Chin says that a major requirement for the building was to support differ- ent activities and flexibility. “Spaces were optimised to enable effective and flexible working, while still being versatile and open- plan enough to allow for large gatherings of internal and external communities,” she says. “These multi-purpose areas were then sup- plemented by quiet spaces and meeting rooms complete with video conferencing capabilities.” Vodafone’s way of working supports a com- search | save | share at pletely unassigned desking strategy throughout the building, including in its call centre. Employees work in neighbourhoods containing many different work spaces such as focus/quiet areas, collabora- tion tables, project areas and a library. The atrium has been designed to form an internal laneway, referencing the history of the site. The neighbouring plaza, also designed by Jasmax, provides public space for the occupants of the precinct to gather. The Studio D4 and Calder Stewart partnership in this section of the Innovation Precinct contin- ued with the development of the site adjacent to Vodafone, for Kathmandu. Below:The precinct is well served by hospitality outlets including the new Dux Central. Right:Bizdojo is a co-working environment designed to encourage collaboration and interaction between start-ups. Lower right:Located in one of the Precinct’s original old buildings, GreenHouse provides support and facilities for Information and Communication Technology start-ups.