Arch Design Award
Interior Design Category
Commercial & Office Architecture
Taipei City, Taiwan
HUI JU CHANG , HAN WEI LIU
JUYO INTERIOR DESIGN CO., LTD.
This case has been the corporate headquarters of a Taiwanese women's shoes brand for more than 40 years. It was renovated by a 40-year-old factory with about 660 square meters of internal space. The general area is mainly planned as four blocks: office area, conference area, supervisor's office, and exhibition area. The corridor from the staircase to the corporate headquarters entrance is designed with one high and two low flowing water, symbolizing the rolling of wealth.
The overall office space adopts as an open area. The independent offices of each executive are arranged in the side rooms. The internal functions are planned according to the needs, of different business executives, such as accounting, business, management, etc. The conference room is still planned with penetrating views. Some locations are equipped with Switchable Glass and Reeded glass, which is flexible and considered the necessary privacy needs.
The thin floor is uneven due to old structure, and the floor height difference up to 15cm. Therefore, great efforts were made when the floor was repaired, adding 5cm-thick sealing plates and using non-shrinking cement to strengthen the floor structure and improve the seismic resistance of the corridor. Since the space was formerly used as the central kitchen, the ceiling also left many traces of past high-temperature steam and fumigation damage, which made the construction process more complicated. The original longitudinal beams in the central aisle of the office are decorated with a lighting layout and ingeniously matched with grilles to blur the visually oppressive feeling of the beams. In addition, pipelines and air outlets of hidden air conditioners are also arranged along the beams to simplify the visually cluttered layout.
The humanized office environment of the corporate headquarters is achieved by design. In addition to the adjustable OA desk, the computer screens are equipped with a metal arm, allowing users to adjust the angle ergonomically.