2nd Road is an Australian company that sets itself apart from the conventional way of working
A strategic innovation consultancy with a powerful toolkit that turns the mystery of right-brain thinking into accessible methodologies.
Their strategies meant that they needed quite an unusual space for their new headquarters in Sydney.
An initial ‘brainstorming-design-session’ gave valuable insight to proceed with a master plan, followed by a design concept that evolved into the finished idea in a truly interesting project with a very short time frame (less than 6 months from start to finish).
The building with its triangle shaped window niches and central core posed some interesting space planning challenges. 2nd Road wanted a lively, unconventional space where the clients would feel like they were entering a home.
From the lift, visitors move into a large living room with a custom-designed oval timber bookshelf and a green plant wall.
The client wanted lots of colour and geometric shapes to express their artistry & creativity.
Writing and drawing on vertical surfaces is key to how 2nd Road work. This resulted in an intricate design of curved whiteboard walls and custom-made fixtures for pivoting and sliding writing panels that could create rooms-in-rooms in a variety of ways. The triangular window niches became review spaces, project areas, open meeting spaces and offices. A large lunchroom was positioned in one corner of the building with a fantastic view over Chatswood.