Text description provided by the architects. Joy City ‘Woo Space’ is an innovative co-working space designed for entrepreneurs. It is located in a business park for creative industries, which was transformed from a granary warehouse in Chaoyang District, Beijing.
The original space was a single-story red brick warehouse, in net height of 6.7 meters and ridge height of 9.2 meters, which sized in 1000 square meters ground floor area. The client expected the renovated space with multiple functions, such as independent and co-working space, event space, café, theater and gym.
To provide office and communal area of 600 people, multi-level interlayer system is applied in the projects to make the space expanding to 2,600 square meters. Overall, the space was divided into three major levels with fifteen different elevated heights, so that each working team can have their own sphere with privacy and independency, while wide view is also offered. Full height recreational areas create relaxing atmosphere in the office. Meanwhile, spaces of temprorary use such as conference rooms, pantries and chat rooms are purposely designed in the height of 2.3 meter. With the series of contrasted floor heights, they dynamically formed interesting spatial experiences.
The main building entrance forms a welcoming gesture by a unique folded metal plate to connect the exterior and interior space. Moreover, it also shapes an area of triangle small courtyard in front of the coffee bar. In a similar approach, another courtyard is enclosed. Together with rooftop outdoor terrace above the boiler house, vibrant leisure facilities are created for both staffs and guests.