Twitter has opened up its brand new Australian offices this week and Tech Guide was given a guided tour through the space in the Sydney CBD which was designed to have a distinct Australian feel.
NSW Premier Mike Baird officially opened the Twitter Australia offices in a ceremony today.
The lobby and waiting area is decked out with sandstone floors and louvres that gives it the look of a beach house.
Even the meetings rooms are named after beaches like Bondi, Coogee and Tamarama.
The views out of the Park St building are breathtaking with the beaches to the east, the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the north and the Blue Mountains to the west.
Moving through to the main area, the work space is bright and open with all staff sitting in the open plan area including Twitter Australia managing director Karen Stocks who sits amongst her staff of about 50 employees.
There is room for 154 staff members so there’s plenty of room for growth in the Australian offices of Twitter.
Also inside is the Library – a quiet room filled with book shelves – not too many books there at the moment, but there is room for lots – where staff can enjoy a quiet environment to work or rest.
One of the most noticeable features of the Twitter Australia office is the recreation of the #PutOutYourBats tribute following the tragic death of cricketer Phil Hughes.
Along the wall are a number of bats that spell out the hashtag as well as reprints of some of the tweets that made the hashtag go viral.
Twitter also has a Blue Room – a private area where visiting celebrities can hold Twitter Q and A sessions.
Some of the most famous visitors include comedian Amy Schumer and singer Cody Simpson.
Also included in the Twitter Australia office that takes up the entire floor are training and conference rooms for staff and partners as well as a larger staff dining area that can also be used for events and larger meetings.
There’s also the obligatory table tennis table, a gaming system and even a Twitter merchandise vending machine that responds when hashtags are sent to it.