Architects from Theis + Khan have completed the new design of the RIBA HQ office space at 76 Portland Place in London.
The new offices comprise three, interconnected elements. At the front, a seven-storey office tower addresses Portland Place while a three-storey brick mews forms the rear. These are linked at ground-floor level by a social ‘forum’ space at the very heart of the building. By creating generous views through the building, the fluid design draws people in from the fully glazed main entrance through to both the central communal space of the forum and up to the structured but open plan offices. Blocks of colour on the landing walls aid navigation and provide a sense of identity for each floor. On the top floor are meeting and quiet rooms available for all staff. The forum is the key social space, housing a café and used for both dining and meetings between staff and with RIBA members. Banquette seating lines the main axis from the front building to the rear mews, with further tables within the central ‘rotunda’ plywood seating and display structure. – from Theis + Khan
The redevelopment budget was £2.89 million for the 3,157 square meters of this London office space redevelopment. For more continue after the jump:
All Photos ©Nick Kane
For more projects by the architects visit www.theisandkhan.com