Indigenous Coordination Centre, 22B East Terrace, Ceduna SA

role interior design project value confidential completed date July 2013 area 700m² client Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

peckvonhartel has a longstanding relationship with the Department of Social Services (formally FaHCSIA) delivering high level fitouts nationwide in regional and metropolitan areas. Based on our previous experience, as well our involvement in the development of the Department’s national accommodation standards, peckvonhartel were selected to undertake design works for the Indigenous Coordination Centre in Ceduna, South Australia.

Within one of the only FaHCSIA-owned buildings in Australia, the client was looking to condense their tenancy from the whole of the building floor plate to one half. The existing fit-out was significantly modified to comply with updated accommodation standards, allowing the remaining space to be sub-let and providing revenue back to the Department.

The curved nature of the building offered the opportunity to create dynamic, contemporary spaces, utilising key colours from FaHCSIA’s newly updated corporate branding guidelines to reinforce the brand and modernise the space. This approach was used in conjunction with textiles utilising designs by Indigenous artists to invigorate the workplace in a way that was sensitive to its rural location and indigenous client base.
The project was delivered successfully within programme and on budget. peckvonhartel was subsequently re-engaged to complete further projects with the Department of Social Services.