Spaceworks wasn't a total stranger to Arnotts, having done a spot of work for the company before, but a full interior fitout of its Auckland office took the relationship to the next level.
Arnotts wanted to transform a very standard office into something bright, funky and full of character. It also wanted to involve the 40-plus staff in the process, so Spaceworks set up group meetings to gauge what was important to the employees and incorporated their feedback.
Starting with a blank canvas – concrete floors, pitched ceilings, brick walls – Spaceworks breathed new life into the space, as the photos below show.
Spaceworks managing director Lizzi Hines says one of the key features is that the three front-of-house meeting rooms had to open up into one big space without any columns.
"It was a huge structural design challenge," she says. Builder and joiner alike said it wasn't possible, yet there are no posts in the middle holding up the roof in the new layout.