by Alphabet Pony in Architecture on Thursday 7 July 2011

Bare concrete, transparency, vibrant colours and curated artworks define the new EMI offices in Surry Hills, Sydney, as the record company makes its move across the Harbour Bridge to Australia’s creative epicentre. Designed by interior design firm, The World is Round, the Hutchinson St space makes an impact, as bold colours contrast with the industrialized shell.

The inclusion of gallery spaces and curated artworks from local artists is an important statement of intent, both in providing inspiration to its staff and in presenting a holistic approach to music and the creative industries. The office opens with an interesting juxtaposition between Stuart Hall’s portrait of Paul Dempsey, entered in this year’s Archibald Prize, and works by street artist Beastman.
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