MAAP has reimagined the workplace environment into one that fosters a spirit of innovation and excellence. Our diverse network of people gathers every day to progress the sport of cycling with a shared commitment to serve the “creative athlete”.
In partnership with Clare Cousins Architects, the newly designed Port Melbourne HQ occupies an early 1900’s soap factory. Celebrating the 5.5m ceilings and clerestory glazed roof, the predominantly white and light treatment of the existing fabric is punctuated by moments of considered intervention, developed in symmetry with MAAP’s design-centric approach.
The pandemic has brought with it a change in work practices. At MAAP HQ, an embrace of workplace flexibility and independence is balanced with an appreciation of office community that only our time apart could have taught us. As such, private spaces are varied in both scale and materiality – an honest and raw OSB plywood for permanent offices, immersive colour for meeting rooms, and softer curtained booths for individual focus.
The mezzanine level is home to state-of-the-art smart bikes catering for MAAP’s meticulous product testing as well as that impromptu training ride for those chasing a lunchtime endorphin high. Additional facilities include a fully equipped laundry and shower suites to support the dedicated cycling commuter. An industrial scaled kitchen in buffed stainless-steel and professional-grade coffee machine is stocked with enough of Melbourne’s finest beans to satisfy any caffeine requirement.
MAAP HQ was envisioned as a place to imbue a culture of connection and shared learning. It has since become a thriving hub of energy for our talented assortment of employees.