FX Awards 2018 Winners
Workspace Environment Small (Under 40,000 Sq Ft)
Winner: 25 Savile Row by Piercy&Company
Image Credit: Hufton + Crow and Jack Hobhouse
Sponsored by Bisley
Through a detailed study of adjacencies within the Derwent London office group structure an abstract three-dimensional diagram was created that ensured visual connectivity, quiet thinking space, social collaborative space and a suite of formal and informal meeting spaces. To ensure the spaces encourage collaborative working, a three-storey void was cut through the existing floors, connecting ground to second floors with a sculptural stair.
This new dramatic volume, in the 1937-buit, art-deco building, with the original windows retained within the three-storey facade, allows light to distribute through the heart of the building. An extremely delicate, highly engineered stair was suspended centrally in the space to facilitate vertical movement and stitch together the collaborative spaces distributed off the stair landing.
Derwent London’s office and the upper floors are now served by separate, dedicated entrances from Savile Row. The separate entrances are visually connected by a new richly veined travertine facade and elegant full-height bronze doors. A sculpture by Hugo Dalton in a double-sided glazed timber case playfully connects both receptions.
Derwent London’s reception is a long linear space bisected by the delicate steel stair.
The perspective is enhanced by the end-Tuscan Silver travertine floor, the reception desk of the same travertine and warmer tones of European oak is in the foreground while a flexible exhibition area sits beyond the stair.
The judges said...
‘An exquisitely designed and detailed project. The care and attention are clearly evident’
Finalists & Judges’ Comments
AD ARCHITECTURE Office – Penetrating Perception, Concealing Power by AD ARCHITECTURE
‘Wonderful focus on people and nature’
QS-07 by Alexander Martin Architects
‘Simple, elegant and beautifully detailed’
Compose by Arch design
‘Use of materials is timeless and fresh’
Dongsheng International Incubator Joint Office Space by Beijing Qingshi Architecture Design
‘A peaceful work environment; thoughtful layout and use of materials’
Tianhua Group New Shanghai Office by EID Interior Design & Consulting
‘Flexible workspace optimising use of natural light and views’
Minimalism Flow, Meijing Group by G-Art Design International
‘Elegant, stylish and beautifully crafted spaces’
Your Space by Gensler
‘Commendable use of time to create such an inspiring co-working space’
Beyond Collective by Jackdaw Studio
‘Inspiring environment for an agile workforce’
Diageo Singapore Office by M Moser Associates
‘Unique environments that feel like home’
Men’s Fashon Department by Rock Townsend Architects
‘A functional and flexible workspace’
Hellofresh by ThirdWay Interiors
‘An inspiring workplace that is both unique and tailored to needs’