BRIEF – 14 April 2010 – Architecture and interior design company Woodhead has won the Green Leadership award at the BCI Green Design Award 2010 competition for its work on Fujitsu’s Melbourne office.

The award, in the Interior Architecture category, recognises innovative and environmentally responsible architecture that has been designed, built and commissioned in Asia.

Woodhead regional principal, Gary Beer, says that the innovative office design not only contributes to better sustainability but also an improved working environment for staff.

“The sustainable solutions within the fit-out and the building have provided a noticeable difference to the air quality, a fresh, light environment which will contribute to the well being of Fujitsu staff,” he said.

“Fittings and furniture are not the only part of making an office space work, creating healthy working environments; through the use of new and sustainable technologies is now the key to designing great workplaces.”

The Fujitsu offices have received a six-star Green Star rating and are located in the six-star Green Star The Gauge building. According to a Woodhead media release, all of the floors in the new office have been planned so that general staff are situated at the perimeter of the space, where daylight and views are prominent.

Woodhead is member a of the Australian Green Building Council and is a Climate Neutral Certified Company.
by By Andrew Starc