The key of this design is to empower the existing elements, as an opposition to the contemporary elements required for the activity itself. From a perspective of simplicity, the former house was transformed into an open space, where geometry and some simple elements, organize the room and adapt it to the office needed by the company.
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Blurring the lines between workplace and habitat, the headquarters is on track to become the largest Living Building Challenge Petal-Certified project in the world. The design aspires to be a fully independent, regenerative ecosystem that sets a bar for a more dynamic and robust interpretation of sustainability.
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.
The office is located at the first floor of the office, in a very cool environment with the walls covered with geometric graphics. As you enter the space, your attention is caught by a large wood panel, which covers the back wall and the ceiling. The vertical orientation of the pine slats becomes horizontal to form the logo of the company.
Inside the sharp peak of the roof structure, there is an expansive reading room and classroom. This space has been furnished exclusively with custom works designed by Studio Herzog & de Mueron and at the rear, a large oak bookshelf follows the form of the peaked ceiling. The same material is used in the two lower bookcases that run along the inclined glazing of the façades.
The existing labyrinth of offices and cubicles was completely demolished and re-conceptualized with a focus on collaboration, openness, and state-of-the-art audio visual technology. To a large degree, private offices were moved away from the windows to make way for shared spaces to take advantage of the natural light and reservoir views.
We used sand colours for the carpets, light mostly white furnitures and daylight lamps as well as a lot of glass to achieve a light and open atmosphere. The teakitchens have bar seatings and windows to the corridors and are appreciated as much as the later added “smoothie corner” where employees are provided with fresh vegetables and fruit to create their own health drinks.
Upon entering the fourth floor, guests are greeted at reception with crisp white polished concrete flooring and automotive finished panels, with shattered glass themed panels throughout the office to represent windshield repair – one of the many service coverages LGM offers through its branded automotive warranties.