RMIT Building 88 Level 3
RMIT Building 88 Level 3 is a double occupancy housing the University's Financial Services Department and the People and Culture office. This tenancy’s requirements include both open and private office spaces, shared conference and meeting rooms, a training room with the flexibility for structured and informal learning, and communal kitchen facilities.
The floor plan has been designed to locate all facilities that require public access around the building core, with Reception acting as a public interface and the hub of operations for these spaces. Private offices are positioned along the northern and southern perimeter of the building, maximising the natural light from the fully-glazed facades of the east and west into the open-plan work areas.
The building’s design concept draws on a continuous stripe that wraps the walls through the fit out in various forms, altering materiality from paint, pin board, glazing film or splashback. This establishes a practical, uniform and creative framework in which to respond to the unique requirement of each space. By limiting the amount of built-in joinery to communal benches, and standardising mobile storage units, componentry and loose furniture, the space has not only been designed for its current occupants, but also considers the implications of future expansion.