Workplaces worthy of a mention

March 31, 2021
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As we prepare for our transition back to the office after a year of remote working, we revisit some of the spaces we've helped bring to life over the last few years. Each has its own unique personality and functions; from Scandi minimal to bold and vibrant, collaborative working to quiet, focus zones, contemporary design to vintage influences, but all have one key feature in common and that is to bring the team together under one roof.

Kobalt

Kobalt Music, London

Marrying technology and creativity was a key objective for BDG in the design of Kobalt's new office in The River Building overlooking the Thames, the resulting space for the leading music platform is modern but comfortable - a home away from home for the team to thrive in.

Daiichi Sankyo

Daiichi Sankyo, Uxbridge

Fostering creativity and productivity in an inclusive work environment was the main focus for Daiichi Sankyo's new office in Uxbridge Business Park. Inviting staff to provide feedback through a consultative approach meant that both the design team, Tétris and TFP were able to capture the requirements for the new space, which prioritises staff health and wellbeing (cue table tennis matches on coffee breaks).

WPP Madrid

WPP Madrid Campus

Located in the former Telefónica headquarters in the Chamberí neighbourhood in Central Madrid, the largest of the European campuses to date brings together 2,500 people across WPP's agencies. Establishing itself as a creative hub, the designers at BDG created a space that encourages collaboration and integration of not only the staff but the wider industry and community alike.

Jolie Studio

Jolie Studio, Manchester

Designing a space for their growing team, Jolie Studio tapped into their multi-sensory design approach to create a studio that enhances creativity, considers sustainability and inspires conversation with clients and guests. Soft material textures, neutral tones and gentle lighting were carefully selected to instil a sense of calm enhanced through the use of fragrances like sandalwood and bergamot, resulting in a considered and homely space.

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