Woods Bagot strains American Australian Affiliation HQ with oak battens

The American Australian Affiliation has opened a headquarters in New York Metropolis, with interiors by structure agency Woods Bagot designed to supply versatile areas for occasions.

The 9,450-square-foot (878 sq. metres) house at 600 Third Avenue is the primary location within the metropolis for the American Australian Affiliation (AAA), a non-profit organisation devoted to strengthening ties and collaboration between Australia and the US.

A big, versatile house permits the AAA to host a wide range of occasions and actions

Near each the United Nations and the Australian Consulate-Normal, the headquarters is meant to advertise Australian-American relations in NYC by internet hosting a wide range of discussions, performances, exhibitions, networking receptions and extra.

Woods Bagot – which was based in Adelaide and has workplaces globally – geared toward “melding the spirit of Australia with the company tradition of New York” with the mission, in accordance with CEO, Nik Karalis. “It is a fashionable, welcoming surroundings created to convey folks from each international locations nearer collectively,” he added.

Workstation/bar in front of large windows
Moveable dual-purpose furnishings created for the house features a workstation that doubles as a bar

To accommodate such different actions, a big occasions house was left open to be as versatile as doable whereas incorporating movable dual-purpose furnishings and fittings.

A customized cell island acts as each a piece floor and a bar, and counters alongside the home windows can even grow to be serving areas for meals and drinks.

Large open space with batten-wrapped columns
The ceiling construction was left uncovered, whereas white oak battens wrap the columns

Situated on a excessive ground, the house advantages from sweeping views of the skyline via unobstructed expanses of glass.

The ceiling construction was left uncovered to maximise the peak within the house, whereas columns have been wrapped in vertical white oak batten system by wooden cladding producer Sculptform – for which Woods Bagot created an immersive showroom in Melbourne in 2001.

Comparable battening strains the foyer and circulation areas, with curved profiles creating sculptural frames round a golden bar again and over a pair of sliding doorways with frosted glass panels.

The AAA headquarters additionally homes workplaces for workers and a boardroom for personal conferences.

Frosted-glass sliding doors surrounded by vertical oak battens
The white oak battens additionally line the foyer space, surrounding the doorway to the boardroom

To commemorate the opening of the house in June 2023, the organisation commissioned a customized paintings from the APY Artwork Centre Collective.

The colorful portray was created by eight Indigenous ladies artists primarily based in Adelaide and hangs within the bar space.

Corridor enveloped in oak battens
A number of the battens characteristic curved profiles to create sculptural shapes

Woods Bagot works on initiatives worldwide, and its present high-profile initiatives underway vary from the Aboriginal Artwork and Cultures Centre in Adelaide to an extension of Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport.

Additionally within the US, principal Krista Ninivaggi lately accomplished the foyer design for the supertall Brooklyn Tower.

The images is by Adrian Gaut.