The most significant material used in the project is that of the Hulabond aluminum screens. Part of the client’s vision was to have break-way spaces from the main auditorium that would have a visual connection with the campus surroundings.
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The tangible selection mix of concrete, wood and colored acrylic creates a space that integrates the sobriety of cyber enforcement and quintessential dynamism and FUN of an aspiring Hi-Tech company. Choosing relatively simple materials, dismissing extravagant “decor”, was not only a budgetary constraint, but also an ideological one, reflecting the company’s spirit.
Angled white walls with large expanses of glazing frame vistas of the district and the surrounding landscape. The space is topped with a high roof made from aluminium profiled sheets that creates a spacious interior. To bring plenty of light inside, the architects inserted the skylight above a hallway in the centre of the space, bridging the ridge of the roof.
Next to the bar where a Friday afternoon drink can take place, there is also a relax area in the form of a living room with sofa’s and of course a game computer. The lunch room is easily converted into a place where parties and gatherings can be organized. In this way the office fulfills the multi-purpose need of Discovery.
16 classrooms and 9 theme specific rooms as well as an entertaining area for after school activities provide spaces for 600 students. The building itself is constructed with concrete and wood elements. The facade of the main floor is covered with the famous local stone, the two upper floors impress with a wood facade.
The main goal of this project was to create an open workspace for up to 30 employees with a strict functional division in only 177 square meters. Besides the main workspace, the client asked for a lounge zone, a small kitchen and a meeting room. To keep the space as open as possible we made a decision to divide the functional zones without physical barriers, by creating optical ones.
A strong hospitality element was created by positioning their café in the most prominent location at the entrance, providing immediate social connection to clients, visitors and staff. The material palette is a selection of warm and natural materials creating a comfortable and inviting environment, while accent colours, furniture and unique artwork provide the drama and excitement.