Winyu House ACT Offices – Gungahlin

Offices surfacing with Kayar rubber flooring

“Drive change, create a collaborative forward-looking workplace and influence the emergence of a vibrant and inclusive workplace culture”. The four-storeys, 8400 sqm Winyu House (literally “House of the Sun” from Ngunnawal language) in Gungahlin is a new office outfit developed by the ACT Government as a new model of workspace for its own Directories.

In the words of Peckvonhartel Architects: “All 670-people staff is connected vertically and horizontally across the open atria. The Public Area is located on the ground floor, within the central building atrium, thereby providing a visual and acoustic link to the rest of the workspace”.

“Winyu is an excellent example of how a building can directly influence workplace behaviour in a positive way”. The building, winner of the 2015 Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Award, houses also a Childcare Centre.

We provided 4000 sqm of our own Kayar flooring, designed by Sottsass Associati, in 4 different colors (K00, K27, K21, K17). In a project with a strong link to local heritage, where natural sunlight is a constant, the coconut fabric adds a subtle natural presence to every floor of the building.