Biophilic design is embraced through indoor planting, low VOCs, natural lighting and nature-inspired textures and imagery. The carefully selected colour palette and shades, grounded in principles of colour theory and psychology, create balance, energising and soothing, fostering creativity and encouraging communication and teamwork, while promoting the new brand.
Throughout the re-branding process, proposals focused on creating a fun and thought-provoking working environment. Drawing on urban design principles, an indoor ‘workplace’ plaza was created, with ‘avenues’ lined by trees and subtle floor finish changes to guide movement or retreat. We also incorporated Japanese Garden motifs (hide/reveal, asymmetry) as an ode to Novuna’s heritage.
Architectural ‘devices’ such as pergolas, the centrepiece tiered seating, and planters effectively divide the open plan office, striking a balance between privacy with capturing attention as a focal point. Timber screens assist with zoning and creating ‘ZEN gardens’ for individual retreat booths.