Over two years in the making, the award-winning Unios HQ is an architecturally designed building that is a one-of-a-kind lighting facility in Western Australia.
Designed from the ground up, the new facility is equipped with best-practice lighting throughout and a testament to Unios’ commitment to design, quality, culture and service. In 2020, Pirone Builders was awarded the 2020 Masters Builders Association WA, Excellence in Construction Award for Best Office Building.
The judging panel concurred that the building delivers on Unios’ desire to provide an exciting workplace for employees, a showroom and entertaining area, and a large warehouse to distribute products through Australiasia. Unios HQ features a half-court basketball court complete with bleacher seating, dropdown scoreboard and entertainment screens. Cladding, screening, and bespoke design represent a significant step forward in office and warehouse design. The screens and considered landscape provide respite from the heat and a relaxing space for staff.
Built over two levels, there are 2,400m2 of interior office and showroom plus an additional 4,000m2 of production and warehouse space. There are many specialist spaces in the building, including Australian fabrication facilities, an R&D lab technical lab, concept and technical showroom, and photography studio.
The new Gnangara headquarters for Unios is as stylish and vibrant as the range of architectural lighting. This building is the sum of its parts, making Unios HQ a lighting wonderland. Casambi-controlled LX, MX and Titaniums are the primary office task lighting complemented by Eclipse linear light in the internal hallways. The cafeteria uses a mix of MX, FX and Akiras to perfectly illuminate the communal space. Every area is considered. The curved shelving with inbuilt Aeon Flex accentuates the awards and artifacts. The foyer is adorned with seven Portals suspended from the 15-metre ceiling above. From a unique Iris design on the staircase to Orbit accents on walls, the entire Unios HQ building is a lighting showroom.
Unios welcomes you to come to the HQ to ‘play with the lights,’ feel how the lighting brings an added dimension to the built space and experience the benefits of every aspect of lighting best practice.
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Architect: Joseph Panetta from CDM (Commercial Design Management)
Interior Designers and Showroom Designers: Mata Design
Landscape Designers: Taylor Landscaping