Wednesday 17 August 2022
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm (AEST)


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Program Info

The workplace is evolving, prompting a shift in what a typical office can and should offer. As employers and employees get familiar with working on and off site, a change in office atmosphere and amenities is not only a movement but a demand. In this edition of Work Place / Work Life, we question what these new expectations are and how design can cater to them. We’ll hear from leading practitioners, researchers and workplace experts from Australia and abroad as they discuss and critique the future of office design.


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  • Peace of Mind: Workplace design for culture and wellness
    A healthy and thriving workplace culture improves teamwork, raises morale, increases productivity and efficiency and enhances retention and hiring of staff. With this in mind, how can workplace design foster a successful work culture while simultaneously cater to the wellbeing of staff? Speakers in this session will discuss processes and projects that are redefining the design brief to create spaces that are equal parts convivial and constructive.
  • 2.50 pm Welcome
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  • 3.00 pm Presentation 1
    Signe Kongebro, Henning Larsen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 3.20 pm Presentation 2
  • 3.40 pm Presentation 3
  • 4.00 pm Dissection
    An hour-long panel discussion.
    Moderator: Elizabeth Sander, Bond University (Gold Coast, Qld)
    Return to the Design Speaks home page to see the full program.


Signe Kongebro

Global Design Director, Urbanism and Landscape/Partner, Henning Larsen

Signe Kongebro is a Danish architect and global design director for urbanism at Henning Larsen in Copenhagen. Signe studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1999, before joining Henning Larsen in 2001 and making partner in 2008.

In 2007 Signe founded Henning Larsen’s sustainability department. She is one of the driving forces behind the growing focus on sustainable construction in the industry, with extensive knowledge of sustainability in construction and resource-conscious design.

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