12 Madden Street is New Zealand’s largest purpose-built co-working space, designed to give innovative companies of all sizes the best possible working environment in which to thrive. The architecture and interior design of the workspaces and fittings, meeting rooms and social areas, reflects the state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge operations which take place within the space.
“It’s never easy to create something unique and different using a proprietary system, however, in this space the designer has used a completely distinctive pattern and installation than what we would usually do,” says Elena Skhodtseva, Specification Manager at Forman Building Systems.
The design consists of a 1200 x 1200mm Armstrong Metalworks baffle system with cross braces in the centre of each module for light fitting support.
“The ceiling in the Grid lounge was a collaborative effort between Jasmax and Forman and to date, it has been a great meeting space for Grid Lounge members and public events,” says Patricia Lai, Senior Interior Designer at Jasmax. “The ceiling system helped us achieve our 'Marketplace' concept for the ground floor and we're delighted with the result. It's always rewarding when a unique outcome is achieved, especially with products that are used extensively in commercial fitouts."
Designed for GridAKL, 12 Madden Street is part of Auckland's Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct — a new waterfront neighbourhood that is fast-developing as a hub. For this same client, Forman was also involved in the fit-out of the Mason Brothers building.
Architect: Warren & Mahoney
Interior Designer: Jasmax
Featured Product: Armstrong Metalworks tiles