Structure studio Coffey Architects has revamped an workplace in central London and added a devoted entrance that lets cyclists journey straight into the office.
Coffey Architects aimed to replace the “underperforming and outdated” 10 Change Sq. constructing in Broadgate, which was initially designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) in 2004.
The studio retrofitted the foyer and three higher flooring of the 12-storey constructing owned by developer British Land. At its floor stage, it added a cycle-in entrance with 133 bike storage areas.
A “supersized” neon graphic attracts consideration to this entrance the place there’s additionally a motorbike restore station and showers.
“The thought got here as we thought-about the poor provision for cyclists within the present constructing in mild of our continued efforts to create buildings that join folks to their environments for the great of the planet and the wellbeing of the constructing’s customers,” stated Coffey Architects director Phil Coffey.
“We noticed the chance for our intervention to encourage a sustainable journey, from dwelling to desk.”
The primary entrance on the opposite aspect of the constructing was additionally given an replace by Coffey Architects with a bespoke oak-clad pavilion positioned within the foyer the place the 2 entrances join.
“The pavilion fully transforms the entrance and aspect face of the constructing from being exhausting and chilly into being a welcome house that’s heat, curvaceous and responds to the softness of the newly designed Change Sq.,” stated Coffey.
“It glows warmly within the night, performing as a bit of public artwork, expressing British Land’s give attention to energetic and expressive floor flooring and showcasing the advantages of the constructing – the cycle-in entrance, storage and facilities on arrival.”
All through the renovation Coffey Architects aimed to retain and reuse the prevailing material together with the flooring, ductwork and bathrooms, whereas 99 per cent of all waste from the challenge was recycled.
“There is no have to knock down buildings with ‘good bones’,” stated Coffey.
“The present constructing right here is of top quality, however was simply not according to the present London workplace market provide or up to date consumer patterns, corresponding to cycle commutes.
“Retrofitting the doorway reinforces our view that industrial floor flooring might be reworked to encourage wholesome, easy and sensible commutes… and may add an uplift in worth for house owners.”
Coffey Architects was based in 2005 and has beforehand designed tasks together with a know-how hub encased in perforated aluminium and a King’s Cross workplace block with a jagged roof.
The pictures is by Phil Coffey.