- Location Russia, Moscow,
- Bolshoi Levshinskiy per, 1/11
- Client ODGERS BERNDTSON
- Total area 1120 sq. m
- Design 2011
- Realization 2012
- Project team Anton Nadtochiy,
- Vera Butko, Svetlana Kharitonova,
- Alexander Malygin, Olga Sokolova,
- Tatiana Matvienko, Olga Krivenkova
- Reception desk individually designed using
- DuPont™ CORIAN®
ODGERS BERNDTSON an international HR company has a 3 storey rebuilt historical mansion in the center of Moscow. On the first floor, it has the reception and conference rooms, on the next two – back-office, in the garret – conference hall, canteen, VIP-rooms.
The client came to ATRIUM because of it’s reputation for creating informal offices that can be described as cozy. The company’s work style was already like this (with their own cook, small working teams in separate rooms) so they needed an office to match. As a result, the project gained mini-kitchens with sofas on each floor, a chill-out zone with green plants on the mezzanine in the garret. Moreover, in the basement an entertainment zone was designed with a home cinema, bar, DJ booth. However, this part is yet to be realized.
The color scheme was influenced by a couple of factors. Firstly, though the building is rebuilt, the historical context is invoked by tiles imitating red brickwork. More red was added with the design of phone call cabins, which the client wanted to associate with classical London phone boxes. In order to keep the divided spaces from feeling cramped the architects used transparent dividers and used linear lighting to create a unified pattern across the space. The stairwell leading to the garret has a mirror wall. The client took part in completing the design by buying interior pieces that fit the chosen style: old suitcases for the halls, posters with travel views for the offices and so on.