In the space of an old department store, the found condition was strong and stripped back; with four-metre high concrete ceilings, a very deep plan and a series of large civic-scale windows looking over Swanston and Bourke Streets. The project establishes a new work space for eighty people. Each desk is aligned to one of the large windows and hence also with the existing structural bay and exposed beams above. Our aim was to clarify something about the nature of the space, and to touch as little as possible of the existing condition. The field of desks is interrupted by smaller enclosed rooms. These small rooms and the larger conference rooms work together with the existing structure; delineating and articulating it in different ways, so that new and old form a kind of composite whole. The project studies the relationship between individual, group and city.