The editorial office of the newspaper, with quick exchange of information, is a space designed in terms of its functions.
Free formed spaces which are not subject to the mathematical rigidity of offices present the points of diverse mutual communication.
The challenge was to give purpose to and to design the free formed spaces and thus create a junction which represents emphasis in the space.
The concept of transforming the free formed spaces into the points of interaction, which was dictated by the requirement to use the space in various ways, brainstorming, short meetings, briefings, work, relaxation, privacy and socialising, has been the guideline for designing meeting islands.
The space is intended for communication at a moment's notice and is thus designed as a half-open shell shaped space, which ensures acoustic and visual protection due to its design as well as the necessary privacy. It is composed of rings that are placed on one another, whereby each ring has its function such as a seat, the back of a seat, visual protection and acoustic protection. The basic element of individual rings is a wooden construction which ensures stability. Foam and textile as the final layers of the rings ensure the necessary sound absorption. Meeting islands function as a vocal booth where ambient and acoustic noise is significantly reduced.
The curved shape, the colour concept and the transition of colours create the lightness in the space and stresse it’s visual appaerance.
Wirtschafts Blatt Verlag AG, Vienna, Austria
Mizarstvo Tratar Marjan s.p.
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