When a company has built 80,000 homes over forty years, you can expect they’ll be pretty savvy when it comes to creating their new flagship office and showroom hub. West Australian based ABN Group, now Australia’s leading construction, property and finance company commissioned international architects Woods Bagot to create a place for all of their business divisions to consolidate and establish a headquarters that reflected their commitment to helping customers achieve the great Australian dream of home ownership.
ABN Group’s new Leederville headquarters - what is now known as Home Collective - brings their home building, land and finance offerings together to make buying and building a home easy and enjoyable. The resulting state-of-the-art office offers staff a highly mobile and collaborative fit-out, with an array of furniture settings and casual as well as traditional meeting rooms. The 1200sqm showroom floor offers functioning tapware, kitchens, bathrooms and product displays to help clients with design choices and inspiration.
Throughout, Fibonacci’s elegantly subdued Brackish terrazzo was the perfect material to withstand the rigours of a high-traffic retail and showroom environment, whilst having the ability to work cohesively throughout disparate environmental aesthetics. The contemporary, avant-guard nature of Brackish works equally brilliantly as feature flooring, a reception desk counter, and on a stunning internal staircase.
“Brackish is a unique terrazzo product – it’s part of the Matter range which celebrates the beauty of ‘perfect imperfection’, and I believe this is what lends itself so well to this enormously ambitious and successful project by Woods Bagot,” says Michael Karakolis, Founder of Fibonacci.