The clients, Auronova Consulting Solutions are engaged in the business of providing consulting services to banks and other financial institutions. Their previous office space was boxy, divided by cubicles and private work desks allowing little to no opportunity for interaction, inspiration or collaboration.
We as designers therefore wanted to give them, a space which wasn’t hierarchical, but uncluttered and welcoming.
The idea for the new office therefore was to create a “de – territorialized” plan where boundaries between people and spaces as well as those between work and play are blurred. We wanted to move away from the archetypally accepted notion of how a finance office should look and feel like. To break this instead of going for a formal, glossed over, minimalistic design language we narrowed down on a rustic industrial themed aesthetic where yellow, grey and black along with rugged wood forms the primary colour palette.
The brief from the clients was to accommodate a team of 12 people, workstations with a conference room and a small pantry. What we gave them additionally was also a small waiting area for visitors and breakout zones where lunch, discussions, informal meetings and deliberations over coffee could happen.¬¬
We made the most of the 11’6” height of the empty shell by keeping the ceiling and all the services exposed with lights suspended from the RCC ceiling over workstations and seating areas. The bare shell is painted in grey with focal walls accentuated