Having unveiled the existing structure to the basic core, columns and façade, we introduced a ‘meccano’ steel frame concept that formed the variety of work environments, support facilities as well as a new mezzanine floor. The freestanding steel frame structure enabled us to detach the new interventions away from the original concrete features of the building. Cherry wood paneling is used to create partitions in the framework that breaks up the space and forms the different work zones. Areas for soft seating and café tables occupy the open spaces around the framework. This includes the double height library space with cherry wood book shelving and a 9m long reading table providing a quieter communal workspace. On the first and second floors, a variety of private meeting rooms are provided each with a different mood, in addition to a large double height club room with a new mezzanine floor and a connecting stair. This space provides extended opportunity for quiet retreat work or alternatively a unique private event space.
Arriba / Above: Secciones / Sections Izquierda y derecha / Left and right: Exteriores de la casa / Outdoor views. Fotografía / Photography: ©Maris Lapins