The project consisted of designing an office space for two software companies in Opera Center 1, taking into account the wish of the clients to enhance the raw qualities of the building, on the one hand and maintaining a very tight execution schedule, on the other.
The space is divided into two main areas: the work area on the northern side, including the open office and the meeting rooms, and the lounge with cafeteria by the entrance, on the southern side.
The refurbishment is centered around the ceiling infrastructure – all of the HVAC equipment and piping particular to an office building. Usually overlooked and hidden behind a regular ceiling, this infrastructure, once exposed, enhances the depth of the space. In a lower plane, several groups of suspended soundproofing fins project onto this raw background and become the chromatic accent of the design.
The floor and wall finishes maintain a neutral palette and further enhance the dynamics of the ceiling, without adding any heaviness to the space.