Mission Australia

L7 & L8 580 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000

Head Contractor: Sense Projects
Size: 3000 sqm
Photographer: Jude Watson

Mission Australia is a nondenominational Christian charity that has been  helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.
The brief required us to refurbish existing office accommodation at their Sydney headquarters in George Street. The challenge was to design a functional space that would provide the non-profit organisation with
contemporary accommodation without ostentation. Throughout the design process we were concerned to ensure every design decision protected the organisations’ Christian beliefs, core values and budget limitations.

A key driver was to maximise the heavily used meeting rooms and incorporate a shift in culture. which allows for open, multi purpose areas that can accommodate a number of work modes, thereby relieving the pressure on traditional meeting rooms.
Significant elements of the existing built environment were kept in-tact and re-purposed to suit the new design in order to minimise project expenditure. A simple, fresh finishes palette served to brighten the back of house work areas. Subtle brand touch points were alluded to by using environmental graphics and magenta highlights. Furniture was locally sourced with a number of  recycled and refurbished pieces being kindly donated.