design and build
Trend Projects was approached to design the executive wing of private mining client. With existing offices in their current building, they identified an adjacent space available for letting and sought to extend and utilize it for their executive wing. As a gold mining business, the design needed to reflect their brand identity and incorporate a mix of functional and collaborative areas.
The existing space provided a base for the design, with screeded floors serving as a foundation. Embracing a fun and creative approach, Trend Projects transformed the area into a functional and visually appealing workspace. The executive wing comprises nine cellular offices, a central open-plan multifunction area, a boardroom, a smaller meeting room, an executive breakaway room with a kitchenette, a server room, and a small waiting area.
An industrial design aesthetic was adopted, incorporating elements such as exposed services and rough stucco. The materials palette throughout emphasized steel, wood, concrete, and stucco, with a focus on neutral tones to create a subtle and sophisticated ambiance. To infuse warmth into the spaces, tan leather was used in furniture selections, while wooden elements and soft furnishings added a touch of natural elegance. Ceilings in key spaces feature exposed services. Frosted vinyl with a pinstripe design was applied to larger areas of glazing, ensuring privacy between spaces. Semi-circular wooden door handles added a unique and stylish touch.
The boardroom became a central focus of the design, featuring an exposed ceiling that showcased the services. Steel beams and window frames were sprayed black, adding a bold contrast. A long wooden boardroom table accommodates up to 20 people. A large rug beneath the table adds warmth and comfort, while stainless steel pendant lights provided layers of illumination.