Zarraffas’ headquarters and roastery in Brisbane were redeveloped from an unused and half-built DFO-style shopping centre. The resulting industrial shed aesthetic was used to drive the design process for the building, which houses the Zarraffas roastery and distribution warehouse.
Each workspace is designed to accommodate a specific purpose, such as quiet working or creative rooms. Strong brand association was maintained throughout the design. Corporate shades of browns and greens helped bring natural elements into the empty space to create a vibrant workplace. The roastery and distribution centre have glass walls so that visitors can observe core business operations.
The design team at Cottee Parker Architects understood Zarraffas’ strong link to Kenya, through its coffee bean origin, and emphasised this relationship through tribal colours, woven elements and graphics. The company’s community focus is translated into providing generous office spaces and associated communal spaces.