The color gradient appropriately codifies the space in a both a friendly and understandable manner and is reiterated in the carpeted floor, furniture and articulated band that runs along the program.
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The hallway has been designed as a real exhibition art gallery characterized by cross vaults recovered by the original building; the glass cases exhibit Amber objects laid down on Black Stripped Olympic marble pedestals. Two rooms with barrel vaults overlook the hallway characterized by a more contemporary style. The flooring in natural oak staves opens a material dialogue with the vaults and walls which are treated in hand stuccoed concrete.
The brand image intends to move away from the historical style of the building. Therefore walls and ceiling blur boundaries to create an unlinked proposal from its shell. At the entrance, a backlit polycarbonate wall contrasts sharply with the granite facade, generating a rift between exterior and interior and also providing guidance for the customer.
The maze’s straightforward concept is clearly put forward by the studio’s founder architect Bjarke Ingels: ‘As you travel deeper into a maze, your path typically becomes more convoluted. What if we invert this scenario and create a panopticon that brings clarity and visual understanding upon reaching the heart of the labyrinth?’
Gold and blue are picked as the visual keynote to represent the aspiration for wealth and prestige along with knowledge and trust. Wooden freestyle seatings are provided in corridor and lounge room for cozy reading, discussion and relaxation, setting an atmosphere of floating persistence of time in the office.