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First Sentier Investors

Prize(s) Winners in Workplace Lighting
Company Cundall
Lead Designers Bettina Easton
Architecture Company Nettleton Tribe
Interior Design Company Nettleton Tribe
Client Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Photo Credits Tyrone Branigan
Completion Date 2019
Project Location Barangaroo Sydney Australia
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Entry Description

Considering how lighting can enhance beauty and delight within a workplace environment was fundamental for the First Sentier Investor fitout. The strategy placed a deliberate emphasis on balancing aesthetics and functionality to support occupant wellbeing and harmonise with natural daylight and human circadian rhythms.
There is a pervading radiance that ebbs and flows through space, generating an entrancing play on form and function.
A diversity of luminaire types including feature lamps blends tangible light sources and concealed luminaires creating an ambient glow. Through thoughtful decisions around light levels and lighting colour temperatures, the design provides for intuitive wayfinding and visual delineation of activity areas. A natural logic is created for occupants from calm focus areas and tranquil contemplation zones to activated areas for collaboration.
The lighting pays homage to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, honouring the beauty of imperfection. This translated into exquisite attention to detail, using light to elevate flourishes including design motifs and bespoke timber features. Textures and contrasts are celebrated, enriching the experience of occupants.
Company Description

Cundall is an award-wining global practice, with 21 offices around the world, delivering engineering excellence across a wide range of disciplines in the past 50 years.
Specialising in retail, lifestyle and workplace design projects, we are capable to adjust to any challenges and deliver projects under different circumstances. Cundall is committed to providing innovative world-class solutions that are resilient to our ever-changing environment. We are the world's first consultancy to achieve carbon neutrality and we have launched our Zero Carbon Design 2030 initiative in 2021.