Ian Potter Foundation

Located in a Melbourne CBD Heritage building, the design for the Ian Potter Foundation marries tradition and vision, to create an authentically refined modern workplace that facilitates the long-standing history of encouraging excellence and supporting creative, innovative, and charitable work. Workspace collaborated with KHID and McCormack Property to bring the Ian Potter Foundation project alive.

Restricted by low ceilings, and a small and disjointed floor plate, the design tackled these challenges by focusing on three main spatial and experiential elements: reception and presentation, workspace and focused work, community and collaboration. Maximising the access to natural light in the workspace in addition to the application minimal and muted colours found in these spaces create a calm, focused space.

  • Sector Office
  • Architect
    • KHID
  • Designer
    • KHID
  • Builder
    • McCormack Property
  • Project CompletedFeb, 2021
  • Photographer
    • Shannon McGrath
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The introduction of a breakout space was a priority, to provide relief and a space for informal collaboration. Colour injection offset by light furniture and timber flooring, a whiteboard arch and a variety of seating options compose this multifaceted space that completes this workplace. More than just a place to eat food, but to encourage stepping away from the desk to meet and engage in collaboration.