Black staircases hyperlink SC Office by Behnisch Architekten

Quite a lot of black staircases dogleg and spiral between the degrees of this workplace in Southern California, designed by international agency Behnisch Architekten.

Tasked with bringing persona to a four-storey “developer field”, Behnisch Architekten 110,000 sq. toes (10,220 sq. metres) for an undisclosed consumer.

Hairpin staircases rise by means of an atrium to hyperlink workplaces on totally different ranges

“We had the chance to work with a terrific consumer to rework this ubiquitous constructing sort right into a dynamic work surroundings, which promotes connection and collaboration,” stated the studio.

The constructing shell, measuring 120 by 240 toes (37 by 74 metres), options glass facades and an elevator core at its centre.

Atrium with glass facade and two staircases
Behnisch Architekten carved the atria from the ground plates to usher in mild and create visible connections

The staff started by carving up the continual ground plates to open up the degrees to 1 one other – permitting in additional mild and creating visible connections between a number of areas.

On reverse sides of the core, they created two “eccentrically-shaped atriums” by staggering the partitions of assembly rooms on the totally different storeys.

Underside of staircases
The staircases are wrapped in strong black on three sides

“A pair of hairpin-shaped stairs are located in every atrium and join customers between workplace ranges two to 4, selling inter-level alternate, but additionally serving as a sculptural ingredient throughout the house,” stated the studio.

Voids had been additionally created in opposing corners, every containing a spiral staircase handled with the identical strong black balustrades and lightweight wood treads because the doglegged ones.

Spiral staircase in corner void
Extra voids had been shaped on the constructing’s corners, that are used as lounge areas

“The multitude of choices between ranges permits customers to maneuver freely from ground to ground,” Behnisch Architekten stated. “These voids additionally add communication and transparency between beforehand disconnected ground plates.”

Lounge areas additionally occupy the nook voids, which provide social areas for workers and are flooded with mild from the dual-aspect glazing.

Lounge area in front of staircase
Spiral staircases present alternate options vertical routes by means of the constructing

Personal workplaces are located across the constructing’s perimeter in order that customers are afforded mild and views.

Nearer to the elevator lobbies, convention and assembly rooms function glass partitions, permitting some to miss the atria.

Internal lounge area with colourful sofas
Assembly and convention rooms are situated within the centre of the constructing

For wayfinding and reserving, each assembly room is known as after a river, whereas lounges are represented by lakes.

Every ground corresponds with two continental areas, that are recognized by means of custom-designed wooden artworks and images.

Facilities for workers at floor stage embody a bouldering wall that wraps the core and is related to a fitness center and a recreation room.

A big eating corridor options pale supplies and a slatted wooden ceiling additionally present in different areas of the constructing.

Bouldering wall
On the bottom ground, the core is wrapped with a bouldering wall

Stefan Behnisch established Behnisch Architekten in Stuttgart in 1989 along with his late father Günter Behnisch. The agency now has further workplaces in Los Angeles, Boston and Munich.

It has accomplished a wide range of totally different constructing typologies through the years, from kindergartens, colleges and laboratories, to workplaces for Adidas and a tutorial constructing at Harvard College.

Dining hall
Employees facilities embody a big eating corridor

Behnisch was interviewed about his agency’s initiatives as a part of Dezeen’s Digital Design Pageant in 2020.

The images is by Brad Feinknopf and Nephew.

Venture credit:

Venture staff: Kristi Paulson (Associate in Cost), Daniel Poei (Director/Venture Lead), Tony Gonzalez, Vera Tian, Laura Fox, Eric Hegre Apurva Ravi, Victoria Oakes
Consultants: John A. Martin & Associates (Structural), Loisos + Ubbelohde (Lighting/Daylighting), ARUP (Fireplace/Life Security, Acoustical, Audio/Visible), ACCO Engineered Methods (Design-Construct – Mechanical/Plumbing), Morrow Meadows (Design- Construct – Electrical), Pinnacle (Design-Construct – Audio/Visible), Ockert and Companions (Graphics), SPMDesign (Customized-fabricated Art work)
Basic contractor: DPR Building