National@Docklands by Bligh Voller Nield
This working environment for over 3,000 people is a strong development in contemporary workplace design.
The phrase “good design means good business” aptly applies to the interior architecture of this project.
A W-shaped plan generates two spectacular atria, both with multi-crossing bridges, which link flexible open-plan creative work environments that are enhanced by dedicated and specific work functions together with spontaneous and interactive work areas.
A clear logical grouping of common areas, meeting rooms, quiet rooms, cafes and winter gardens all articulate the architecture within a vibrant and dynamic network of spatial experiences.
The atria bind the corporate idea through architectural intervention, and there is no doubt that the inhabitants of the building belong to the corporate family and enjoy a stimulating work environment.
Images: Anthony Browell, John Gollings.