EDGE Technologies is a developer that revolutionises the built environment through a new generation of smart buildings, continuously raising the bar in terms of sustainability, design and wellbeing. For their 1,800m2 headquarters on the top floor of EDGE Olympic, EDGE prioritised on health and wellbeing. It is the world's first project to be awarded WELL v2 Platinum.
The free flowing space around two atriums is divided into three main atmospheres: Urban, Home and Tiny Villa. An array of different work- and meeting places are defined and meticulously materialised to provide highly comfortable options to approach a working day. Based on biophilic design principles it integrates organic forms, patterns and rhythm, while ensuring good acoustics and guiding unobstructed views alongside the facades and atrium edges. All materials are screened for sustainable origins and non-toxic components.
The space radically clashes with the traditional office space, according to a NO OFFICE concept. It is a space that feels like home, yet is a great place to work. From the hand-laid library floor, made of end-grain wood, to the gender-neutral toilets, a meditation room and a waterfall with soundscape; the design combines an endless number of new ideas, techniques and materials. All registers were opened to show what technology has to offer in combination with WELL. The design, completed October 2018, demonstrates how these 'building blocks' can create attractive and inspiring spaces, and how the apparent opposites of nature, health and high-tech can be unified in an exciting synthesis of hospitality, technology and sustainability.
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