Hopson Consulting Department

Archives as the defining feature of the workplace

Workplace
Recordkeeping presents an important challenge to any organization. Although the current tendency is to store all files in the cloud, some companies still need to keep large amounts of physical records for indefinite periods of time. Day after day, the increasing number of records becomes a hindrance given the limited storage space in an office environment.

To solve the dilemma, Latitude was commissioned to design a working space of 280 square meters for the consulting department of Hopson Development Holdings, a leading Chinese real estate company. Thus, the demanding archive requirements became an opportunity for inspiration, the key factor to design a unique workplace. With enough height to harbor an access area and a mezzanine level, workstations were organized into single-height spaces, whereas archives were designed as double-height spaces.

The later coincide with representative areas such as the office entrance and an open meeting area located next to the building’s façade.

An elegantly curved staircase interconnects both floors, while also dividing each one into two areas. On the access floor, it separates the reception from the open working area and; at the mezzanine level, it divides the boardroom from the working area.

The whole space is organized by an intuitive understanding of daily use; while selected materials such as wood, white aluminum and green gardens create a warm atmosphere. The archive can be accessed by any employee without effort.

To display the company’s archive with files and books imbues a strong identity to the workplace.

Such an identity is further emphasized by tailored furniture, as tables follow the design spirit of the office, showcasing a geometric nature and a range of materials that harmonize with the features displayed in the archive.

合生咨询部

特色鲜明的工作空间档案室设计

对任何机构而言,记录保存均是一项重大挑战。尽管将所有文档存贮在云端已成为当今一种流行趋势。但是,仍有一些公司需要将大量的实体记录保存一段长短不一的时间。日复一日,文档数量亦随之不断增多,进而对办公室有限的储存空间形成障碍。
为解决此难题,受合生创展集团有限公司之委托,纬度建筑为其咨询部设计了一个面积达280平方米的工作空间。合生创展集团有限公司系中国一家知名房地产公司。因此,档案资料的摆放成为独一无二工作空间设计之关键因素,亦是灵感设计之所在。空间高度足以容纳进入层和夹层。工作站规划于单层层高空间中;档案室设计为双层层高空间。诸如办公室入口及开放式会议区等代表区域位于大厦外立面一侧。档案室与代表区域设计协调统一。
两层楼内部采用优雅的弧形楼梯连通,分别将各自楼层划分为两个区域。在进入层,接待区和开放式工作区域被隔离开来。夹层处董事会会议室与工作区各居一隅。整个空间均遵照对日常使用的直观理解来进行构建。材料选用包括木材、白刚玉、以及绿植园等,共同营造出一种温暖氛围。公司员工可以毫不费力地取阅档案资料。

档案室文档与书籍摆放凸显工作场所浓郁的个性。

定制家具进一步强调了其独特性。办公桌延续办公室设计精髓,突出表现几何设计风格。各类原材料的运用与档案室展示的特性和谐统一,相得益彰。

Location: Beijing, China
Year: 2016 ~ 2018
Type: Commission
Status: Proposal
Client: Hopson Development Holdings
Program area: 280 m2
Budget: 100,000€
Service: Interiors
Sector: Workplace
Architects: Latitude Architectural Group
Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
Project Architect: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez
Team (A~Z): Manuel Coves Botella, Maria Diaz Martin, Efrain Redondo Castillo, Li Xueying, Wen Zhang
Photographer: Hector Peinador
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