‘creative exchange’ by 5th studio ‘creative exchange’ by 5th studio
nov 13, 2008

‘creative exchange’ by 5th studio

‘creative exchange’ is a new shared workspace complex designed by 5th studio in cambridge, england. the project was publicly funded and designed for the area’s creative workers and innovators. the building is designed as a studio not an office, with enough room for 14 different companies. the ground floor is adaptable, making it suitable for meetings, exhibits and other events. the first and second floors house the private workspaces. the architects left wide common areas on these floors to encourage cross pollination. above all this is a ‘working garden’ to further encourage interaction. the building design was also designed for optimal sustainability, using exposed concrete for thermal mass, natural ventilation and cooling systems and large windows for minimal need for artificial lighting.

http://www.5thstudio.co.uk

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