PwC Barangaroo Sydney Client Collaboration Floors


This project sets the benchmark for how business will collaborate and innovate with their clients in the future, by placing the client at the centre of the experience. We live in a fast-moving, high-tech, uncertain, disrupted world. This ‘boardroom of the future’ helps businesses navigate the ‘new normal’.

Futurespace completed two significant client collaboration projects for PwC – one in Sydney and one in Melbourne – with overlapping programs. The building footprint for each project was vastly different, which led to a unique interior design response for each location. In Sydney, the lozenge shape of the building drove an intuitive design response that became a destination for PwC’s clients. The palette, materiality and colour provided an inspirational respite from the bustling CBD environment.

The brief from PwC to Futurespace was to design an extraordinary experience for their clients – one that had never been seen before. PwC wanted to take the best ‘out of industry’ aspects (i.e. hotel, retail, airline, restaurant and education spaces) to create an unexpected, purpose-led, values-driven experience for PwC’s clients that differentiated them from their competitors and set a new benchmark in client experience.

This project reimagined how an established global professional services firm could get ahead of disruption in business and work with clients in revolutionary, innovative ways. Clients now have a huge range of choice in when and how they engage and collaborate with PwC, beyond a traditional boardroom meeting. They can meet in more open environments, more hospitality-style environments or more technology-led environments to collaborate in ways they’ve never been able to before; or if they wish to, they can still meet in the more traditional closed meeting space.

PwC has been consistently inundated with requests for tours from across all industry sectors. Significant inquiry from independent non-clients wanting to utilise the spaces has occurred. Many state they wish to take advantage of what is understood in the market to be ‘world’s best practice’.

Furniture: Cult, Living Edge, Own World, KeZu, Schiavello, Stylecraft, Annibou, Koskela, Wilkhahn, Zenith. Lighting: Cult, Ke-Zu, Saletti. Finishes: Interface, Havwoods, High Country Timber, Forbo Flooring, Dulux, Academy Tiles, Stonini, Barrisol, Laminex. Fittings & Fixtures: Reece, Abey, Caroma, Panasonic, Fisher & Paykel.

Photography: Nicole England