New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 71

Top left:The laboratory within the office features a curved glass wall that distorts reflections from the LED cove lighting. Lower left:A high table with green bar stools forms a breakout area for workers. Below:Exposed portions of the ceiling mimic the shape of the workstations below. The fins in the ceiling are reminiscent of air intake grilles. Below right:Each team has a central meeting table with a large integrated screen. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Vitus Lau This area has a commanding presence, and forms an ideal backdrop for the CEO to speak to all the workers via an online link, says Chan. Teams are clustered, symmetrically, either side of the central table, and all workers enjoy sightlines that extend across the space in every direction. In addition to the workstations, each team has a central pod – a small meeting table with a large integrated screen. These tables are primarily used for instant, real-time collaboration with field technicians. Numerous additional digital projection and LED screens mounted on the office walls ensure each worker has continuous access to the data streaming in from Envision’s wind turbines around the world. The low ceiling height and the position of exis F