Located in Sydney’s iconic Barangaroo South precinct, the six-floor Daramu House is the site of global co-working company, WeWork’s flagship Sydney location occupies over 10,000 sqm of commercial office space.
Daramu House, meaning “Tree House” in the Aboriginal language of the Sydney region, represents the company’s most ambitious and celebrated location within their growing Australian portfolio. The building is one of Australia’s premier cross laminate timber (CLT) office buildings, delivering an exciting glimpse into timber-centric cities of the future.
One of the distinctive features of Daramu House is the timber exoskeleton which defines the overall ambiance of the building. This is a contemporary and innovative structure, contrary to the typical steel and/or concrete building construction, and a step towards a future of sustainable developments.
NDY collaborated with the team at WeWork during the Agreement for Lease negotiations with the landlord to assess the landlord’s offer and to identify base building upgrade provisions in order to meet the high-density requirements of the fitout.
As there are no ceilings in the open plan spaces, coordination of building services, structural and architectural elements were crucial to meeting the design aspirations of WeWork for the workplace. NDY led the coordination activity working closely with the interior designer and WeWork throughout the design phases to model the fitout elements to simplify the construction phase activities.
Other Project Information:
Interior Designer: WeWork Design Studio in conjunction with Plus Architecture
Fitout Builder: Shape