The inspiration for this project came from a desire to help Dods develop a better workspace for people to do their best work. FUNCTION plays a dominant role in creating areas where people would find new ways to work. The Grand Hall is a locker area, but actually it is a meeting area that forces people to be together. The Shard is an inspirational building to be in and allowed the design of a Winter Garden on the 11th floor - it is amazing.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Located in one of Londons most iconic buildings (The Shard). Dods were located in a post war building that offered no opportunity for people circulation, warm desking and soft meeting areas. Woodalls approached this project with their Sen5e process that takes a wholistic approach to interior design and FUNCTION. This process asks the difficulty questions at the beginning and it provided a very deep partnership with the client. The winter garden is very special.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The operation of this project and better result is firmly based on how people move around the office.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Duration - 8 weeks
Location - The Shard, located in the London Bridge Quarter. Build in 2012 by Stellar Property Group at a cost of £435m The Shard is currently the tallest building in the UK standing at 309.6 metres.
The building is a wonderful piece of architecture that dominates the London skyline.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
CAD was the software used, but much more emphasis was on freehand drawings and concepts. The Woodalls unique Sen5e process was used to manage and guide the process
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The entire space was 17,000 sq ft
Inspiring, unique, effective, business change, beautiful, pleasant, enjoyable
Assisting and accelerating business change was the research to this interior design project. The client interaction and interview process was agile and intense at the comencement of the project. Detail analysis was completed on how people work, what they do, how the move around and the opportunities were clear to assist in the design process
Working in an agile consultative way during a live construction project.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Kristoff De Buse, Jerry Woodcock, Peter Wright
Keith van Loen
Design is the copyright of Woodalls LLP