opemaker Street was transformed by Basha Franklin Architects into a vibrant office space filled with large areas of glazing to create light-filled workspaces for all the employees. The clients sought-out to create spaces that their employees would genuinely enjoy spending time in and thus feel more valued and productive.
The client wanted to capitalise on the outstanding views that this building offers, being in a fortunate location that overlooked Canary Wharf and the City of London, therefore IQ designed various glazing systems that perfectly framed these views. Large glass elevations filled the office spaces with natural light resulting in well-lit conference and meeting rooms.
To allow the light to continue to flow through the rooms and into the hallways, IQ installed fire-rated Mondrian® Systems throughout the companies office spaces. Large fixed screens were installed to these rooms, with single hinged doors offering access between the office rooms.
For additional privacy to these spaces, fluted glass was used for the central horizontal panes. The fluted glass was perfect for these office spaces as the fluted glass added a subtle element of privacy whilst still allowing light to flow through into the hallways.
Increasing the light within the hallways was an important part of this project, as the hallways were originally dark and uninviting which resulted in an unwelcoming workspace. Now the large Mondrian® screens have been installed this light-filled hallway encourages visitors through into the bright reception area.
Frameless fire rated doors were also installed to the hallways to help the light to continue to flow throughout the spaces. These fire doors are so minimalistic due to the frameless design that they add a subtle feature to the interior design without interrupting the feature of the steel Mondrian® systems.
The overall interior design aim for this project was to create an industrial style aesthetic utilising traditional materials such as steel and wood. The steel and wooden elements contrast, due to the dark black steel frames and the warm-toned wood, creating a beautifully textured warm aesthetic. This interior design has created sophisticated working spaces where the staff can collaborate and enjoy a variety of vibrant spaces.