Allianz use Fuji Acoustic Tiles in Carbon Neutral Building

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Project Information

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Products used: Fuji Roku & Zen Embossed Panel

Designer: Gray Puksand 

Installer: Puzzle Interiors 

Date: 2024

Photography: Nicole England 

Leading Australian architecture and design practice, Gray Puksand, undertook the task of delivering a new workplace design for renowned insurance company, Allianz. Aiming for a 6-STAR Green Star Accreditation in a carbon neutral building at 555 Collins St, Melbourne, Australia, sustainability was a key requirement.

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To assist Allianz in their culture-shift, thoughtful design was given to create a physical space that encouraged people to come to work, while supporting their wellbeing, productivity and sense of belonging during their attendance. Innovative design was applied to spatial planning, agile collaboration zones and integration of technology throughout the new office design. A notable detail includes Zen embossed acoustic panels in luxurious colourway Wine 193, serving as a functional acoustic and elegant design feature in a series of work booths.

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In contemporary style, Fuji Roku acoustic ceiling tiles by Woven Image grace the ceiling in a direct-fix largescale application, pairing beautifully with standout lighting fixtures. With sustainability as a priority in this project, Fuji was an apt choice for a decorative acoustic solution. Fuji tiles are manufactured using solar energy and recycled materials in Woven Image’s R&D and production facility. Made with 64% post-consumer recycled PET plastic, Fuji achieves Global GreenTag™ certification (GreenRate Level A), with the maximum Product Health Declaration™ Platinum Health. They are Red List Free, Low VOC and have published ingredient transparency with Declare. Fuji is recognised by International Green Building Tools including WELL™, LEED®, BREEAM® and, crucial to this particular build, GreenStar®.  

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Fuji Roku helped to underpin a design that not only supports daily work activities but also encourages curiosity, learning, and new ways of thinking. It’s contribution to sustainability in the overall project can be attributed beyond the occupants to the wider ecosystem thanks to thoughtful material selection and design by Gray Puksand. The result is a vibrant, sustainable, and future-ready workplace environment.