2021 Canterbury Architecture Awards Winner
The metaphor of connectivity is clearly on display in this interior for a telecommunications company. From the central atrium of this purpose-designed building, an appealing stairway spirals upwards to link the floors and draw users away from using lifts, both for reasons of public health and energy efficiency. The sinuous white balustrade provides a thread of cohesion in a workspace designed to facilitate more agile and responsive working habits. Exposed services contrast with warm cherry beech on the atrium stairs, and the glowing, oak-lined social stair atrium encourages staff to meet and linger.