WMK Architecture was engaged by Workspace 365 to design a co-working space over 2 floors in the Green House building in West Village. The design aim was to further encourage West Villages ethos of work. live and play through providing a workplace that responds to the post covid landscape and encourage entrepreneurs and businesses to come into the office in order to improve creativity, connection and productivity. It was important to reflect the heritage, sustainability and creativity of West Village whilst also focusing on Workspace 365’s brand philosophy and desire for creating a workplace that feels like it could belong to any of its users.
WMK created an agile workplace that responds to the Workspace 365’s identity whist also reflecting the historical context of the site. Large communal areas are carefully planned to sit in the prime spots of the building overlooking the neighbouring heritage sites and views of the city, which encourages users to venture out of their offices and engage in different ways of working.
The thorough consideration of materiality was a key approach in portraying Workspace 365’s vision. Mirror was a primary material used which allows users to reflect their own brand and develops a unique identity throughout the space. An abundance of greenery was introduced to connect to the concept of the Green House building and a raw and natural material palette was introduced to reflect the heritage of nearby buildings.
Workspace 365 in West Village provides an inspiring connective space for its users through its connection to the local context and the lack of obvious branding which allows all users to feel a strong sense of belonging. The careful consideration of space planning provides users with many forms of connection and community working together to enhance productivity for all.