Designing more flexible and sustainable different office buildings,
Architectural firms have developed the office building typology towards more flexible,
spatially diverse and flexible designs in order to meet the needs of new generations of workers and business models.
In this article we have collected some office, commercial and administrative building projects,
presenting architects around the world’s perception of working environments and their contributions to urban environments.
Paddington Central Office Building by Morris +
Morris+ presents its innovative and environmentally ambitious retrofit proposal for its 18,000 square meter Paddington central office building.
She proposed a series of hanging gardens to the main elevations of the glass-and-steel building, in Sheldon Square.
Connecting to an updated public amphitheater, the building is a bold and playful architectural counterpoint that bridges the gap between company and creativity.
The company seeks to extend the useful life of the property,
by retaining the original and encapsulated structure,
including the steel frame, concrete floor slabs and column walls.
2. Eram mixed-use complex by Concept Design
The design began and proceeded with the formation of the empty spaces of the building,
where the entrance to the project consists of creating an open space towards the main street and skewed in the direction of adjacent traffic.
This empty space makes the commercial section more attractive and extends to form the central void of the retail space.
This extension allows natural light to pass through a large portion of the commercial space
and strengthens the continuity of the indoor and outdoor spaces.
3. Layered City Garden by CAAT. Studio
This project of administrative commercial use is located on a site bordering between local and non-local contexts.
Designing more flexible and sustainable different office buildings
His main idea was to make the urban and functional classes coexist and interact.
So that the urban layer is a facade in the form of a staircase at the edge of the project to attract pedestrians to the upper courtyards,
which can be done by multi-layer movement in the form of creating views along the road and access to the parks in height.
4. Smart 22 @ by GCA Architects
Smart @22 is a restorative volume that integrates the past and the future,
with the aim of expressing the values of the city of Barcelona.
The building responds to the context of the industrial district by combining its surroundings of materiality and color scale with the latest manufacturing processes.
The main objective of this project is to become Spain’s first smart building,
collecting some of the most important sustainability certifications and deeply respecting the well-established past of the 22@ district.
5. General Porosity Implemented by Junglim Architecture
The company has proposed a range of spaces and gatherings, the size of the spaces and buildings varies from west to east depending on the program,
size requirements and proximity to the park.
Designed to give people everyday life to the fullest, these micropores work well with park and public programs that blur the divide.
At the same time the more extensive porosity becomes sufficient for the office and the Majlis,
with the largest void in the core of the building defining in the hallway.
The public service program is located in the lobby which is an open space where civil servants and individuals can interact with each other.
The company made it possible for people to use every space and void in this building.
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