First of all, it acts as a bright accent in the area’s architectural profile, attracting attention of potential residents, as well as representing the high level of design applied throughout the complex.
Second, it acts as a model, which displays façade materials and finishes used in the residential buildings.
Third, the office provides an opportunity to collaborate with manufacture and construction companies employed at the Rikhard project, while also getting to know their strengths and weaknesses, in order to set a foundation of a more harmonious relationship for the future procurement of the complex.
The shape of the office is literally cut from the mass of the main building, forming jagged golden surfaces at the edges that accentuate the entrance to both the office, and the building. Into the white form of the office, inserts itself the one-storey brick block acting as a showroom of apartments with real plans of the complex.
The golden outer leaf of the office overlooks Zorge st., presenting as a dominant architectural element of the ensemble. The structure is made with perforated aluminium cassettes installed onto a metal frame. Each cassette displays a specific perforated parametric design comprised out of circular and orthogonal shapes and creates a density gradient on each surface. The orientation of the gradients is distributed purposefully, as next to the stained-glass window the perforation gets wider, whereas above the entrance, it stops all together and serves as a shelter. The metal framework of the decorative leaf is composed of studs, brackets and prefabricated frames, and is attached to the main structural carcass of the building with metal plates.
The first floor is divided into a guest lounge and a back office. The visitor space includes a reception desk, two waiting rooms, a kids’ space, and an entryway into the showroom. The back office has a restroom, a coffee-point, as well as rooms for staff. In the space there is also a model of the complex with an installed interactive screen. Hung above the model, there is a 3-meter-long decorative chandelier, constructed out of metal framework with semi-transparent fabric stretched over it.
The second floor is a mezzanine devoted solely for commercial use. The open space designed for salesmen is separated with matt glass partitions, whereas the managers’ office is enclosed by full-height glass walls on the perimeter. There is a view at the construction site available from the main office, which can also be used to present the site to potential clients. Through the open space’s stained-glass window, the perforated golden leaf is visible.
|Project area||200 sq. m.