A collaborative space for Deloitte’s Blockchain Technology team of up to 72 staff. The brief was to create a space that would inspire staff and clients alike to develop new ideas and ground-breaking technologies.
Floor area 705 m² (7,588 ft²)
The theme for the space is “posh garage”, representing new approaches, tinkering with ideas and pushing the boundaries.
The plan promotes various types of working: focused and collaborative, refuge, team, enclave and community working. Spaces are provided for focused individual work in the open plan space, team-based tasks, individual concentrated or confidential tasks, small huddles of 2-3 people in quieter corners, quiet group sessions of up to 6 people, group training, presentations and press events for up 40 people, or 80 with the garage doors open. Multifunctional communal spaces allow for informal collaboration, hot -desking, knowledge sharing and social interaction.
There is a strong focus on sustainability with many of the materials salvaged or reclaimed. The reception desk is made of two steel beams salvaged from the nearby historical Boland’s Mill building.
An artwork package celebrates inventions that were first considered unthinkable but in time changed the world.
Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017:
Building of the Year - Small Office Project 2017
The judges cited a “...very strong submission, an example of high quality fit out design, creating an individual and unique sense of place.”
Fit Out Awards 2017
Fit Out Project of the Year - Small Office Over €0.5 million