Reflecting the vibrant attitude and professional strength of the Colliers brand, its people, and its ambition.
The new Colliers workplace allows the business to realise their potential as a mobile workforce increasingly reliant on networking both internally and externally. The space provides all the opportunities for enhancing their culture in a premium office site in the heart of Auckland city.
A series of client workshops resulted in three strategic and contrasting design drivers that encapsulate Colliers' aspirations and industry position– Vitality, Harmony and Acumen.
‘Vitality’ is represented through the collaborative area and social hub, the vibrant heart of the business where almost one third of the floor plate is offered to co-working and collaborative amenity. To the west of this space is a series of meeting suites capable of hosting auctions and events as well as traditional meetings. With dramatic harbour views, these considered meeting rooms represent ‘Acumen’. ‘Harmony’ is represented in the workspace, with purposeful placement of both meeting and focus areas.
The triangulated core provides an anchor for each of these drivers and allows the opportunity to use the path of natural light across the building throughout the day to inform planning. These spaces transition from contrasting dark, natural materials through to restrained, refined detailing. Limestone floors set against a raised floor of distressed timber; planting gives way to fluted timber and polished, rendered walls. The transitions in materiality enable a clear delineation between spatial functions and the specific needs of the users.
Key brand identity is layered into the space through playful wayfinding and integrated localisation artworks. These bespoke graphics combine to imbue the space with the Colliers core values – showcasing their ambition and dedication to creating exceptional results for their clients.
The future-focused, smaller floorplate is more efficient and removes barriers to communication. The space has been fully embraced by the Colliers team, with more staff choosing to work in the office than ever before.
Working closely with our client, our approach has enabled the business to facilitate better collaboration, connectivity, and communication. Amongst their global corporation, Colliers Auckland presents a unique understanding of place, people, and market engagement.