designed to bring business together and create a social heart
The concept is based around creating a “social heart” to the building, providing a focus for the expected 800 people working in the 2 level building. This “Heart” manifests itself as a randomly shaped timber-clad object containing core facilities, which is set within an atrium like space.
The layout is then organised from centre to external window which provides a variety of environments for working and interaction and also produces a highly effective space plan solution.
WAM exploited its knowledge of the technical aspects of the work environment to ensure that lighting, acoustics and air conditioning elements were fully integrated and a coherent part of the design philosophy.