Paramount by The Office Space provides serviced offices that feel like home for professionals who appreciate good design. The project lives up to its name as an exemplar of the kind of private nest that knowledge workers dream about. The offices are small, perfectly crafted pieces of joinery furnished with a collection of art and artefacts sympathetic to all of the cues provided by the heritage building.
The designers challenged existing conventions of workspace proportions and created spaces of around three square metres per person for individuals or small groups. The absolute attention to detail in the project was made possible by a genuine partnership between the design and fitout from workshop phase to onsite construction.
The iconic Paramount building provided a perfect template reminiscent of New York in the 1950s with a rich, warm palette of natural materials. Upon entry, the original materials of Queensland maple and terrazzo floors have been retained and have set the tone for the choice of finishes and focus lighting found in the work pods. The high ceilings provide a spatial balance in the personal workspace environments.
The connection to the external landscape provides a visual continuation of space beyond the interior workspace environment. With local coffee shops and a park nearby, the users speak compellingly of the nourishment that this community offers; thoughtful service and curated events are providing the glue that brings people together.
Paramount by The Office Space represents an evolution in shared workplace design where an iconic building, collective design and quality of craftsmanship amalgamate to create an unparalleled workplace environment. Its reinterpretation recognises and celebrates the original fabric of the building, offering a simultaneously functional and aesthetically attractive shared working experience.