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  5. Spark Architects
  6. 2015
  7. Spark Beijing Office / Spark Architects

Spark Beijing Office / Spark Architects

  • 01:00 - 19 February, 2014
Spark Beijing Office / Spark Architects
Spark Beijing Office / Spark Architects, © Shu He
© Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng, China, 100027
  • Architect in Charge

    Lin Li
  • Project Director

    Jan Felix Clostermann, Christian Taeubert
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The Liang Dian Design Centre on Dongsishitiao is home to the new Spark Beijing office; occupying 500 square meters on the second floor of a three story office building form the late 1980’s.

© Shu He
© Shu He

An annex glass box had been added to second floor of the existing building allowing for the exterior brick façade to be experienced as an interior space.

© Shu He
© Shu He

“We looked at the present configuration of the space and decided to keep it uninterrupted while inserting our office program” says Spark’s Beijing director Jan Felix Clostermann.

© Shu He
© Shu He

The space is loosely zoned into a main work area, kitchen and gathering space, a large meeting room area, a model making room and smaller meeting room.

© Shu He
© Shu He

Demolishing the window up stands of the existing brick façade towards the glass box gave way to a much desired permeability of the space.

© Shu He
© Shu He

Alongside the main work space a continuous wall of metal cladded swivel doors allow for a playful and flexible configuration of “open and close”.

© Shu He
© Shu He

When closed the metal panels catch subtle reflections of the surrounding office environment, while becoming a 20m long “wall of imagination” inviting project teams to pin up- and discuss their work.

© Shu He
© Shu He

The model making room, themed as “the ply room” is accessible via multiple routes through an extreme vertical space of what used to be a stairwell core.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The flux of the reception area, meeting room and kitchen can be discontinued via floor to ceiling swivel doors whenever activities require it.

© Shu He
© Shu He

“The architecture profession fuels on idea exchange, so we sought to provide open collaborative spaces that are fun, where people want to be” says Spark’s Beijing director Christian Taeubert.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Spark Beijing Office / Spark Architects" 19 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/600198/spark-beijing-office-spark-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884