Southern Cross Auckland
Flexible working that prioritises health & wellbeing
At a glance
Southern Cross has moved away from being just Health Insurance providers towards being a Health Assurance Partner to their members and staff. Their new workspace would be a beacon of what it means to prioritise staff health and wellbeing. The new workspace design strategy was to transition to new efficient agile/mobile ways of working while supporting the health and mental well-being of staff.
Natural forms and materials with extensive planting create a biophilic environment enhancing well-being. Use of natural materials including stone, plaster renders to walls and planters, timber wall and ceiling treatments, and liberal timber furnishings create a warm spa-like experience. Fluid curved forms and pathways create an organic experience and encourage healthy movement.
Various design cues have been used to intuitively guide behaviour and building usage without protocols, policies, and wayfinding. This workplace demonstrates an innate care toward its diverse 600 plus occupants.