Creating communities that thrive.

Located in the heart of the ‘Silicon Yarra’ in Melbourne, The Commons Cremorne represents the area at its core – a place for creativity, innovation and community – exemplifying the post-pandemic workplace and the creation of a vibrant community at its best.

The concept of The Commons was created in Melbourne by two school mates, Cliff Ho and Tom Ye, out of a desire to achieve happiness in the workplace and redefine the meaning of a day at the office. With thoughtful consideration of the way people work today, the founders had a vision to create spaces with a harmonious marriage of the flexibility of today’s work style and the needs of the modern individual.

The Commons model is a successful one, and the business is on a path of expansion. The Cremorne site spans over a four-level new built tenancy and a rooftop space that has impressive 360 degree views. The largest Commons location yet, Cremorne has most spacious desks and offices to date, and also features a maker space, a rooftop garden overlooking the city and a wellness studio.

The Commons is an eco-system of entrepreneurs, businesses & curious minds – working, connecting and growing under a common roof.

As the third project Siren has designed for this highly successful co-working business, The Commons Cremorne is culmination of years of experience in designing and managing co-working communities and it also provides great insight for larger corporates in creating dynamic, flexible working communities centred around sustainability and social responsibility, of particular relevance to the post-pandemic environment.

The design response places a strong focus on human-centered design and wellness. This includes the incorporation of biophilic design – ensuring all greenery are living plants to support this. We also took a reduction of waste mentality using minimal finishes in different ways. Sustainability and environmental consciousness are key values of The Commons, and as a result, the space provides easy options for members to make sustainable decisions in their everyday lives.

In testament to success of the design and the engaging community within, our Siren team liked the space so much we decided move in! We believe in immersing ourselves in our own designs in order to learn from it, and as creatives we also loved the idea of being fully imbedded in a dynamic, creative community.