dla phillips fox levels 2 & 3, 55 wentworth ave Kingston ACT

role Interior Design value $4 million area 2,700m² completion date June 2009

peckvonhartel recently completed the interior fitout of a new tenancy for DLA Phillips Fox Canberra, one of the largest legal firms in Australasia. The design is driven by two principles: to provide a rational solution that is specific to a law organisation and to integrate them with environmentally sustainable initiatives.

The spatial arrangement is clear, activity specific and highly effective. Meeting areas and flexible spaces have been incorporated throughout the tenancy to foster collaboration and interactivity in a workplace that is predominantly characterised by individual offices, typical of legal professions. A classic and impressive palette of finishes is employed in the reception and foyer areas, with green and red accents used throughout the tenancy to add intensity and vibrancy.

The fitout incorporates numerous environmentally sustainable initiatives including the selection of a variety of recycled and environmentally responsible materials and the incorporation of an energy saving, fully integrated task lighting system. The general office areas are lit by custom made linear fluorescent pendants that illuminate the space using light reflected from the ceiling. Desk mounted fluorescent task lights, LED downlights and ‘ribbon’ lighting have been incorporated to ensure efficiency, minimal energy consumption, yet create dramatic lighting effects.