Ego Pharmaceuticals – New Headquarters

Ego Pharmaceuticals – New Headquarters

The freestanding Ego headquarters project comprises an 8,500 square-metre warehouse, joined via a glazed link to 4,500 square metres of offices, spread over three levels.

The brief demanded both a highly efficient and sustainable office and warehouse as well as an environment that captured the spirit of the company.

Inspired by the properties of human skin, Crosier Scott Architects referenced elements such as the DNA helix to create the curvaceous, almost liquid-like Corian staircase that pieces the three levels of the office building. Appearing to float, this award-winning staircase not only strengthens staff connections but, via the lantern-style roof, allows abundant natural light to filter into the core of the building.

It was important to create a comfortable and sustainable work environment. Natural and recycled materials feature strongly in the design through the use of timber on ceilings and walls as well as recycled timber used for the floors. Colourful artwork, both inside and out along with bolts of rich colour have been used to delineate and signpost the open plan areas, many of which can be defined through operable walls and screens across broad and transparent floor plates.

The three-level office building has a reception area at ground level, a large training room and staff café that leads to an outdoor terrace, complete with barbeque facilities, and administration areas. On the second level, there are open plan offices and board rooms, enclosed meeting rooms and a suite for the managing director. The top floor includes a photographic studio, technical support and abundant space for the company to expand going forward.

Completion date: 2016

Photographer: Darren Nunis

Builder: Hacer Group Pty Ltd


Non-Residential Design: New Project – Award – BDA Awards 2018 Interior Design.

Non-Residential – Award – BDAV Awards 2018 Best New Commercial Design.

Award – National Association of Building Designers Awards 2018 Grand Prize Winner – Corian Awards 2016.