Virgin HQ - Bowen Hills QLD
Virgin Australia Airlines
Surya Graf, 2010
The brief for this project was to design and manufacture a series of outdoor seating opportunities for staff and visitors in the open space areas of the Virgin Australia Airlines HQ site.
The design intent was to create a series of furniture pieces that were complementary to the architecture on site, while also making reference to the Virgin identity. In terms of functionality, the positioning and layout of the furniture sought to create a variety of user options ranging from individual spaces through to areas that encourage communal interaction.
Fabricated from laser-cut / folded steel sections, this suite of furniture took inspiration from aeronautical forms and graphic elements of the Virgin brand. The design of these pieces has been considered from all aspects including aesthetics, ergonomics, social interaction, maintenance, budget, industry and the environment. This holistic approach has allowed for the development of a product that integrates seamlessly with the Virgin HQ site.
All necessary site analysis, product feasibility studies, prototyping and technical documentation were also undertaken by Street & Garden studio during the various design and manufacturing phases of the project.
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Secure storage solutions for one or more bicycles.
Enclosures for waste collection and management.
Fixed, illuminated and removable bollards for pedestrian and vehicle control.
Hydration solutions with a focus on user accessibility.
Functional and decorative street scape illumination solutions.
Backrest, backless and platform bench seating solutions.
Posts, banner arms and display systems for interpretive and way-finding solutions.
Dining and working spaces with a focus on user accessibility.
Protective grates and guards for street scape planting.