OSO creates world of LEGO for famous toy company’s istanbul HQ
all images courtesy of OSO architecture
OSO architecture‘s ‘LEGO turkey ‘ is the first headquarters of the world-renowned toy company located in istanbul. highly compact and designed in accordance with a specific requirement program, the spaces of the 350m² area have been generally planned in an open-office construction to relieve the intensity for the 23 personnel. in this sense, the reception and the small meeting room are situated close to the entrance and at the center, while the collaborative work desks are adjacent. all of the manager and director offices have been planned to be along the façade due to their natural light and view advantage. the social areas have been kept to a minimum, taking into account the other services provided by the building within the limited dimensions. to compensate, two multipurpose loggias have been constructed for both socialization, and also the informal meetings of the workplace. in addition, there is a 14-person large meeting room directly accessible on the right side of the entrance hall. from here, a connected storage area allows for the setup of a brand product display towards the main corridor.
as the world leader within its own field of industry, the lego brand has been recognized as primary design criteria for corporate identity highlight and interior design. branching off of this strong personality, the architects were driven to expose its defining characteristics throughout the details of the interior. for instance, the entrance hall and the ceiling of the reception have been designed in the classic ‘brick’ form. in addition, translucent vinyl ‘minifigures’ have been used both on the walls and also glass partitions. historical photographs of company founder ole kirk christiansen, the first employees of the manufacturing plant, and the first production stage have also been used at different places inside the office. the graphics are completed by an extensive use of the corporate colors, producing a harmony between the decor and consolidating a sense of belonging.
translucent vinyl on the glazed walls provides privacy
comfort is increased throughout the workplace by taking special acoustic measures. supplying this demand for volume control, high-density rockwool panels with luminaries have been embedded into the design elements through hidden connection details. moreover, double-glazing has been applied to all of the room partitions, and for all enclosed volumes – different from the open office – carpets work as sound dampening devices.
common work area
halftone dot illustrations accompany the minifigure graphics
small meeting room
minifigure graphics decorate the walls
private meeting area