The Foundry is a state-of-the-art workplace in Sydney – home to 5,500 employees with a focus on technology and retail banking.
The site has been dubbed the country’s first ‘groundscraper’ with campus-style floorplates spread across six levels. It is situated next to heritage-listed locomotive workshops inspiring a design narrative of exposed architecture and mechanical automation.
Large-format floor identifiers link to the different periods of industrial history, making each level feel distinct. A suite of wayfinding signage continues the raw aesthetic, with digital components adding a contemporary and dynamic overlay to key sign pieces.
Placemaking features help to provide visual anchors in the bustling environment. Illuminated pictograms create an energised concierge point, whilst an internal café – branded the ‘Big Steam’ – is a nod to the steam trains that serviced in the local workshops.
Davenport Campbell (Interiors)
Spike (Fabrication) Graham Jepson (Photography)