Waterman Eastland shortlisted for AIDA design award

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We are thrilled to have our newest centre, Waterman Eastland, shortlisted for the Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) 2022, which recognise and celebrate interior design excellence.

Managing Director, Neville Waterman said this centre has been the company’s most anticipated to date and is delighted that the design of the centre has been recognised in this way.

“We’re immensely proud of the centre we have created alongside ClarkeHopkinsClarke and Eastland, providing businesses, and their workers, a real and stunningly designed alternative.”

ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects led the design of this space, which aims to connect tenants to each other, the life of the retail precinct below, and neighbouring Mullum Mullum Creek.

Interiors Associate Michelle Cavicchiolo said: “We’ve created pathways that wind like the creek through spaces designed for connection, inspiration, focus and pause. There are adaptable offices for diverse tenants and lovely communal lounge, kitchen and breakout areas, where people can cross paths and get to know one another.”

“The entire fit-out overlooks the atrium, which floods it with beautiful natural light, views and generous volumes. We’ve used a palette of robust, sustainable materials and natural tones inspired by the flora, fauna and structural elements of the creek. Hence warm timbers, a preserved moss feature wall and terrazzo tiles reminiscent of the creek bed.”

Bill Barakia, Architectural Associate in Retail and Mixed Use at ClarkeHopkinsClarke, said Waterman Eastland was an exercise in connection.

“It’s an outward-focused space with extensive glazing and great sightlines,” he said. “Even on a dull day, natural light illuminates the entire fit-out.”

“Communal spaces open up generously to the life of the mall and create focal points for moments of intimacy. The kitchen is the heart of any office, and this one features an amazing, nine-metre-long terrazzo benchtop, which people gravitate to,” he said.

“This design brings people together, and for me that’s one of its highlights.”

Waterman Eastland officially opened on January 17 of this year and is currently at 65% leasing capacity. The 3,300sqm centre offers 37 private offices of all sizes, capacity for 400 people to be working from site, 70-plus hot desks, 7 meeting rooms including a boardroom and a cafe located right at the front door.

About Waterman
Waterman is a provider of premium flexible workspaces in Melbourne, Australia.

Waterman opened its first centre in July 2016 and to date provides flexible workspace across four locations, including the award-winning Caribbean Business Park in Scoresby, and Australia’s biggest shopping centre, Chadstone.

Waterman’s mission is to create healthy working environments that support the growth of business. To achieve this objective, the company focuses on building large functional spaces, creating collaborative communities and providing relevant support services to businesses of all sizes.

Media:
Tristan McLindon
Communications Manager, Waterman
E: tristan.mclindon@waterman.com.au
P: 0478 908 300