The design of accommodation to support 200 people to make a significant cultural shift into a modern working environment, and to breakdown a stratified structure was the key challenge for this project. As the aspirational change was considered to be quite significant for their people, a two-step strategy was devised to provide a soft introduction to the new way of working.
The executive has directed that VicSuper change completely to an agile environment within a 6-8 year time frame. This project was the step change to help them achieve this goal. A series of stakeholder workshops determined that safety, shelter and security are the key values of their company, and these aspirations were to be the foundation for the design response.