The Wilkhahn showroom is the first WELL accredited retail space in Australia. WELL is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of buildings that impact the health and well-being of the people who live and work in them.
The driver for seeking this certification was around Wilkhahn’s value of creating healthy environments and holistic workplaces which is further exemplified in their office for motion study that informs how the design of their products impacts human health and wellbeing. Additional to this, the decision to repurpose an older warehouse building demonstrates Wilkhahn’s commitment to sustainability. The adaptive reuse has made a significant impact to the sustainability and rebirth of a precinct in Sydney with a rich history that was under threat. Since the showroom has been built, others have followed suit, further revitalising the area.
Ergo Group worked alongside architects BVN and consultants Evolved Engineering to deliver the latest in lighting and lighting control technology which resulted in many accolades and awards, including being awarded the first GOLD WELLS Certification in Australia, and Silver Status at the 2019 Sydney Design Awards.