Raylinc supplied a range of specialist luminaires to Gadens Lawyers; a five floor tenancy fit out in the inner city of Brisbane.
The fitout for Gadens Lawyers occupies Level 11-15 within 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane, a premium grade base building targeting Green Star 6 Star Office Design, As Built. The move from their previous fitout, completed by HASSELL nine years ago, is an evolution of the Gadens brand, from an up and coming top tier firm to an established yet connected practice.
With inherent client knowledge, the design brief was able to surpass the everyday and focus on an aspirational outcome of connectedness, rather than pure floorplate efficiency. This focus was able to challenge the traditional legal workplace planning model and move beyond a perimeter office setup to increase connectedness. The use of worn battens to line may of the ceilings were a nod to the undercroft cladding of old Queenslander houses.
The office features over 300 meters of ELS Systemkanal LED extrusion both recessed and surface mounted. The Systemkanal was incorporated into the design elements of the ceiling by the architect allowing the amalgamation of aesthetic appearance and practical application. A “U” shaped diffuser was chosen to assist with illumination on the vertical plane. The ambient light produced is evenly distributed through-out the office, making the work space comfortable for employees. The completely customisable nature of the Systemkanal linear lighting range allowed for products to be produced to exact lengths required to fit around architectural features of the floor plan.
In 2013 Gadens won a number of awards for its beautifully designed and executed fitout–
2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) – Highly Commended – Workplace Over 1000 sqm
2013 Australian Institute of Architects (Queensland) Awards – State Commendation for Interior Architecture
2013 Australian Institute of Architects (Queensland) Awards – Brisbane Regional Commendation for Interior Architecture
Job: Gadens Lawyers Brisbane
Lighting Design: Leigh Barratt – WSP Engineers
Photography: Glen Hester