Emergo Rep. Office

PROGRAM: Interior office design
CLIENT: Emergo Corporation, Canada
SIZE: 130 m2
STATUS: Construction completed summer, 2003
LOCATION: Beijing, World Trade Center, Tower 1

Walls parallel to the exterior windows are all floor-to-ceiling glass, allowing daylight to penetrate deep into the space. Walls perpendicular to the exterior windows are all solid, allowing some privacy and separation of spaces. The glass panel opposite the entrance is made of frosted glass. A colonnade of wooden columns marches down the center of the space, connecting the whole width of the office. The glass partitions are centered on the columns, while the marble floor extends to the outer edge of the columns. The entrance to the office is located opposite the elevator lobby, so, at times sunlight can pass directly through the office and enter the lobby. On its way, morning sunlight passes through the frosted panel opposite the office entrance, illuminating the company logo.

(Designed at MKB Architects Representative Office, Beijing)