Moose Toys Headquarters
This two-storey office complex for Moose Toys may quite possibly be the coolest office in Australia. Designed to provide a vibrant, creative workspace for Moose employees it combines practical design and sound construction with a bit of fun … for a unique result.
Moose Toys is a family owned business which has brought some of Australia’s best loved toy products including Mighty Beanz, Angry Birds and the Trash Pack to markets here and in over 75 countries. This new administrative centre for the company’s warehousing and distribution operation next to Moorabbin Airport, allows Moose to consolidate its 100-plus employees in one, vibrant and creative space.
‘Mooseworld’ as it is known within the company, was designed to fuel creativity, reduce workplace stress and bring out the best in its employees. It features collaborative meeting spaces, toy testing rooms, table tennis and basketball areas, aerobics room, gym and custom staff lunch room and its unquestioned centrepiece – a ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ elevated cubby house meeting room in its front foyer.
The brightly coloured façade setting the tone for the three-storey building, with a riotous combination of Alucobond, Viridian EVantage glazing, Digiglass imaged colourback glass, precast panels with formliner finish, Spandeck Metallic Colourbond, Perforated powder coated aluminium metal screen and stone cladding.
While the emphasis of the building is on fun, Qanstruct made sure the serious design and construction issues were handled efficiently and effectively, including compliance with airport height restrictions and local Council special building overlays, and meeting the project’s exacting sustainability performance targets for energy efficiency, transport, water efficiency, waste management, materials, indoor environmental quality and ESD excellence.
The result is a building which not only provides Moose Toys with a home which has been lauded by some as ‘Australia’s coolest office’, but which meets, or exceeds, every criterion on its ‘Sustainable Design Scorecard’.