Health and wellness are placed literally at the core of this commercial office tower with the design for Nest, a holistic wellness amenity space.
As North Sydney’s first premium grade commercial tower, 1 Denison was designed to set new benchmarks in both experience and design for its signature tenants including Microsoft, SAP and Nine. As a 5 Star Green Star building, targeting 5 Star NABERS Energy and WELL V2 Platinum, the building has wellness and sustainability at its core. A key element of this approach is Nest, a holistic wellness amenity created exclusively for the use of the 1 Denison community.
Siren was engaged to design a community wellness centre, consultation room and the flexibility to offer seminars and classes for the tenants of 1 Denison. Our concept was to design an immersive space where all human senses were enlightened. A place you could truly escape from the busy office environment and be able to harness that inner peace and mindfulness we all thrive on.
Health and wellness spaces are often traditionally placed in the basement of buildings, spaces with no natural light and the worst position in the building. At 1 Denison, health and wellness are literally placed at the core of the building with the wellness centre located in prime position on Level 23 – a symbolic and innovative move by the building owners, Winten Property Group.
By locating the health and wellness centre on one of the upper levels of the building, on a floor that would traditionally be tenanted, Siren had the opportunity to maximise the wonderful natural light and breathtaking views of North Sydney, Manly Heads and the Blue Mountains beyond. As such, the design for the space was focused on natural light, greenery, views and a more human-centric approach, ensuring the space became a true hub and destination point for the tenant community.
Feeling well equates to feeling human and feeling grounded. The entry experience of Nest is a long corridor which is an experiential journey that gradually delights as you reach your destination. The aim is to exude a sense of curiosity, discovery and wonder inspired by the wonder of exploring caves as a child – glimpses of light and darkness, roughness of rocks contrasted with glossy water and unexpected delights.