By : ACDF Architecture
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Office / Office 5,400 - 54,000 sq.ft. (500 - 5 000 sq. m.) : Gold Winner
FlightHub, an online travel agency, is planning an expansion and has therefore decided to completely renovate their head office in Montreal, the entire 6th floor (12,800 sq. Ft.) In an existing office building. To help bring the essence of who the company is to life, the project’s concept was derived from FlightHub’s three key elements: technology, travel, and tribes. These 3 T’s were bridged to create a layout and materiality that reflects both the digital world and the interstitial space of travel. The planning strategy for the project was derived from the octagonal shape of the existing building. The most efficient layout in such a space required all common spaces to wrap the central core and all open space workstations to be placed along the perimeter of the building. The challenge of bringing natural light into the central common spaces while creating an acoustic and visual buffer became the driving opportunity for the design of the project. The new layout of the space strategically reconciles existing forms with a fresh design that functionally treats the employees’ everyday needs, such as control of noise levels, clear organization of programming and distinct team circulation, within the three strata concept. The team had a vision of creating an environment for FlightHub that has a captivating atmosphere, stimulating movement and promoting interaction, while using ephemeral materials that diffuse and reflect natural light in a way that is often unseen in offices.
Architect : ACDF Architecture
Engineering : Bouthillette Parizeau
General Contractor : Construkt