MAT office creates flexible coworking space in beijing MAT office creates flexible coworking space in beijing
nov 30, 2015

MAT office creates flexible coworking space in beijing

MAT office creates flexible coworking space in beijing
all images courtesy of MAT office

 

 

 

MAT office, a research and design studio based in rotterdam and beijing, is dedicated to the observation and speculation of emerging issues related to contemporary urbanisation processes, aiming to seek architectural solutions to arising problems. when faced with the task of renovating three of floors of an apartment building into a coworking space, a research-based design method was introduced by the architects, resulting in a flexible space-sharing model.

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the bar counter provides basic management and service to the coworking space

 

 

 

the design’s outcome creates a library-like experience: on the first level, the traditional lobby-corridor-office layout no longer exists, and has been transformed into a widely open area instead, that includes a bar counter which provides basic management and services to the coworking space. a big discussion table serves both groups and individuals, while more privacy can be found in the booth area, suitable for small groups. workstations are provided for those in need of complete isolation.

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an independent retail area is located on the west side of this level

 

 

 

 

besides the library-like experience, an area has been adapted to serve as an exhibition space. most of the people working here are small or medium sized teams in the initial start-up phase of their business, meaning that their products need a way to be presented, published and marketed. therefore, four-display units and a whole display wall were placed on the first level to serve the presentation needs of the teams. in this project the notion of coworking evolves not only as the habitat of the team, but also to the home of their product.

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a big discussion table serves both groups and individuals

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in total, the coworking space covers an area of about 800 square meters

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triangular tables are used because of their modular properties that allow for individual or team work

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the stairway leads to the underground level and is painted in bright yellow, providing strong visual guidance

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the general design has an industrial feeling that’s soothed thanks to the use of color and attention to details

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meeting room and open desk area

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space separators also have seating areas for those who wish to relax

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a meeting room is also available

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axonometric view of ground level 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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