Location: Bucharest, Romania
Client: Private Law company
Status: Built – 2018, 2019
Surface: 800 smq
Design team: biroarchitetti
External consultants: REC immpuls srl
Ph: Andrei Margulescu
The project is born from the wish of the client, the Bucharest branch of an important European law firm, to create a high-quality space that serves as an interface between it and its clients. Its aim was to present itself through a functional, carefully designed space with a strong but discreet identity.
The downtown Bucharest, 600 square-meters office-building floor has been completely refurbished to accommodate its new function.
As the elevator opens, the visitor finds himself in the middle of an open space with a spectacular view of Bucharest. In the center of the open space stays the concrete-made logo of the client.
The project’s spine is the ‘Chinese Wall’ – a structure that passes from vertical to horizontal elements in an elegant, continuous movement to change function from enclosure of the private meeting rooms to reception and back. Its deep grey-blue lacquered milled, textured MDF gives identity to the whole space, in contrast with the white walls and the small mustard-yellow accents of the seating and graphic elements.
The Chinese Wall is enhanced by the ‘Light Snake’, a custom-made lighting system that underlines the public areas.
Secondary elements include a hidden kitchenette that may be opened completely for parties or other events.
To ensure that the result is a functional and pleasant working environment, a great attention was dedicated to the quality of the environment, of the air, of the lighting and noise reduction.