Prothena is a late stage clinical biotechnology company which focuses on the discovery and development of novel protein immunotherapies for the potential treatment of diseases that involve amyloid or cell adhesion. Our original brief was to create a contemporary space for their Irish HQ that was consistent with their other office in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The fundamental design decision during this process involved locating the open plan workspace in the core of the building. Having the workspace located at the centre of the design allowed for all nine of the private office pod’s to be positioned around the perimeter – providing pod user’s with natural daylight and creating a visual flow throughout the entire office.
Defining the different spaces through the use of texture and colour began to become apparent the more we absorbed the space. We began to lean towards green as the dominant colour together with blue tone’s to reflect the Prothena brand, using a neutral grey as a base throughout.