The Rivergreen Centre is a building where the philosophy of ‘low impact’ has underpinned all the design thinking throughout the development. Every element from structure, services, recycling and landscape derived from this thinking. The reception area acts as a clear focal point and the rammed earth wall and adjacent street give a strong reference point across the two levels of the office. This circulation spine has plenty of natural light, is extremely calming and an enjoyable space to be in. The conference room and even the cellular offices, with their natural timber windows and carefully thought through ventilation strategy, provide humane working environments.