The design brief asked for an functional, dynamic, open space with an airline look and feel.
The office is a long, rectangular shaped space with windows on each end. When entering the space from the lift hall one immediately stands in a central break-out space divided by the main conference room through a glass sliding wall. When this wall is opened, the whole area can be used for large staff gatherings, presentations, town hall meetings or parties.
THE TEST OF A WORK OF ART IS OUR AFFECTION FOR IT, NOT OUR ABILITY TO EXPLAIN WHY IT IS GOOD
The office is completed in a monochrome colour palette ranging from white to metallic grey. All the enclosed spaces are clad in metallic panels on the outside. Wood cement boards on the inside of the rooms provide optimum acoustics. Colour has been restricted to the meeting rooms. The carpet and the lowered ceiling are painted in autumn colours ranging from Bordeaux red, purple, warm orange and shades of green. For the break-out area a bright yellow for the chairs and bench fabric was selected. The table tops and the kitchen are finished in larch plywood.
Project type: Transportation
Function: Office, Reception, Meeting, Cafe
Project Size: 600m2
Completion date: 2016
Japan office, Tokyo, Air France KLM Japan office