belzberg architects transforms gores group HQ in beverly hills with blue glass panels
 
belzberg architects transforms gores group HQ in beverly hills with blue glass panels belzberg architects transforms gores group HQ in beverly hills with blue glass panels
sep 11, 2016

belzberg architects transforms gores group HQ in beverly hills with blue glass panels

 

this renovation project by belzberg architects transformed an existing three-story office building in california into a dynamic workplace for a global private equity firm. located in beverly hills, the project sought to use architecture to fundamentally change the way employees interact with both one another, and their surroundings.

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a three-story office building has been transformed into a dynamic workplace

 

 

commissioned by the gores group, belzberg architects began by investigating potential façade solutions. the design team developed a new glazing system while working closely with multiple fabricators to refine the design, production, and installation prior to construction. each 4’x 8’ panel comprises two slumped glass panes with a printed PVB interlayer that is pressure-sealed.

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the design team developed a new glazing system for the project

 

 

the printed pattern, which accentuates the slump, filters views, provides privacy, and improves the provision of natural light. furthermore, the thickness of the panels reduces sound and vibration from the busy street. although there are only eight unique patterns, the configuration does not repeat itself. because of the curvature, the appearance of the glass changes throughout the day, giving the façade a distinct character.

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a rooftop terrace and garden establishes a healthier working environment

 

 

a new atrium has been positioned at the center of the existing 135,000 square foot building, increasing the natural light and ventilation reaching each floor. the area now includes a feature staircase that encourages employees to meet for impromptu conversations. above, a large rooftop terrace and garden has been created, establishing a healthier working environment.

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a new atrium has been positioned at the center of the building

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the area includes a feature staircase that encourages impromptu conversations

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the design seeks to change the way employees interact with one another

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each 4’x 8’ panel comprises two slumped glass panes with a printed PVB interlayer

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the headquarters are located in beverly hills, california

 

drawings

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site plan / level 0

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floor plan / level 0

 

 

project info:

 

name: gores group headquarters
client: gores group
location: beverly hills, USA
area: 135,000 sqf (12,542 sqm)
budget: confidential
project team: belzberg architects — hagy belzberg (principal), cory taylor (project architect), kris leese (project manager), ashley coon, elizabeth lorenz
interior designer: joan behnke and associates
landscape architect: design studio ma
structural engineer: john labib + associates
MEP engineer: ARC engineering
civil engineer: land design consultants
geotechnical: byer geotechnical
general contractor: tatum construction
general contractor (parking structure): silverline construc
design-build architect (parking structure): IDG parkitects
lighting consultant: arc light design
audio visual: controlled fusion

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