Office Space Zürich See

April 5, 2010

Project by Margarita Klee Barillas.

In today’s post-industrial world, the typical workplace is an office building—a mix of the desire to represent functional logic and profitability, production and social exchange. Contemporary work spaces bring together the desire to build an image with the need for comfort and environmental quality. What interests us is: one, the project in relation to its spatial content; two, definition of a place, not just an icon—work on the physical and compositional conditions of the form; three, the context is central rather than peripheral as it lies on the borderline between land and water; and four, attention to possible design repercussions with respect to energy and sustainability. This issue was elaborated within an integrated design in collaboration with the Chair of Prof. Carmeliet.