Derwent London是一家以设计为导向的地产公司，其总部自2000年起设立于伦敦梅菲尔区Savile Row 25号：一座建造于1930年代的Art Deco风格的建筑。在2014年之前，Derwent London一直占据着最顶端的三个楼层，基于升级改造的需要，公司决定将办公室迁移至底部的三个楼层，并分两个阶段对内部空间进行重新配置和翻新。
25 Savile Row has been the Mayfair home of Derwent London since 2000. The design-led property company occupied the upper three floors of the 1930’s Art Deco building until 2014 when, with the building in need of an upgrade, the decision was taken by Derwent London to move their offices to the lower three floors and to internally reconfigure and refurbish the building in two phases.
▼Savile Row 25号建筑外观，25 Savile Row- exterior view Jack Hobhouse ©Jack Hobhouse
Piercy&Company建筑事务所受托对整栋大楼进行翻新，同时围绕明亮的中庭空间和悬挂楼梯为Derwent London总部打造新的办公环境。事务所与Derwent London在项目的每个环节进行了密切合作，从大规模的建筑干预到家具、灯具乃至门把手等细部的设计，致力于让公司的气质和精神得到充分的展现。
Architects Piercy&Company were commissioned for the refurbishment of the whole building as well Piercy&Company reconfigures Derwent London’s headquarters around a light filled atrium and a suspended stair. With a brief to express the company’s ethos throughout, Piercy&Company worked collaboratively with Derwent London on everything from the larger architectural interventions through to the design of furniture and the smallest details of door handles, handrails and lighting.
Piercy&Company reconfigures Derwent London’s headquarters around a light filled atrium and a suspended stair
Spread over three floors in an L-shaped building, the offices include a dedicated street level entrance, reception and exhibition area, meeting rooms, break-out spaces, open plan offices, terraces and staff eating areas. Additional space in the building was created by adding a winter garden – a glazed extension to the rear of the building at first floor level housing informal meeting and break-out space – and external terraces off the ground and second floor, providing informal outdoor space for employees.
▼以玻璃围合的冬季花园，the glazed winter garden at first floor level ©Jack Hobhouse
The most significant structural intervention was the cutting of a three-storey atrium through the floor slabs and the suspension of a sculptural stair. The stair opened up the circulation routes, connecting what were once isolated floors and departments by making the journey between floors inviting and easy. On each floor, informal collaborative and social spaces are located next to the stair to further stimulate interaction and visually connect departments.
▼三层高的中庭空间和悬挂的楼梯将原本彼此孤立的楼层和办公部门重新连接起来 ©Jack Hobhouse
the three-storey atrium with a sculptural stair connects what were once isolated floors and departments
The stair is highly engineered and delicate. The aim was to avoid cutting the atrium space in half and to create the illusion of floating effortlessly in the space. In contrast to the crisp white steel, a sinuous handrail in oak gently curves up the stair, the warmth of the handrail echoed in the oak which covers the tread and risers like a traditional carpet runner. The profile of the handrail is vertical on the flights but fattens and widens out enough to lean on at the landings, encouraging a pause for casual conversation.
staircase detail: the warmth of the oak handrail contrasts to the crisp white steel ©Jack Hobhouse (left) + Hufton+Crow (right)
Throughout the office floors the layout is largely open plan with break-out spaces and quiet working areas so employees can move to the environment suiting their task. Across the office floors the approach was to introduce as much daylight as possible and to maximise the floor to ceiling heights through a centralised MEP services raft which places all services in the circulation space, keeping them out of main office bay ceilings. Task lighting is sensor operated and freestanding, minimising both energy consumption and clutter in the ceilings.
▼办公室， office ©Hufton+Crow
▼会议室，meeting room ©Jack Hobhouse
A limited material palette draws attention to the natural qualities of each material. Tuscan travertine, European oak, leather, patinated bronze and white painted steel meet in a series of carefully detailed counterpoints where harder-edge semi industrial elements contrast with refined, warmer elements. Often the elements which people touch are lined by a softer material: the undulating oak handrail on the otherwise crisply detailed steel stair; or the soft leather lining on bespoke bronze door handles.
▼休息区，seating area ©Jack Hobhouse
▼旋转楼梯，spiral staircase ©Jack Hobhouse
事务所还与其他一些英国顶尖的制造商进行了合作，例如与Benchmark共同设计了一系列固定和独立家具，并搭配以Bill Amberg Studio生产的皮革软垫。大部分家具以深棕色皮革和橡木为主要材料，受到了建筑本身的Art Deco风格的影响。
Collaborations with some of Britain’s leading makers lie at the heart of the project, including Piercy&Company’s collaboration with Benchmark to design a range of inbuilt and free-standing furniture, upholstered with leather from Bill Amberg Studio. The pieces, in rich dark brown leather and oak, are inspired by the Art Deco architecture of the building.
▼建筑师讨论室，Architects Room ©Hufton+Crow
Derwent London’s move to the ground floor provided the opportunity for their own dedicated entrance and a streetscape presence. Bespoke bronze and glass doors, manufactured by Capoferri and designed by Piercy&Company, feature a large grid with the same proportions as the original Art Deco window panes. A specially commissioned sculptural installation by artist Hugo Dalton will soon be unveiled just inside the front door. Passing over the threshold, the identity of the reception space is purposely ambiguous; recalling fashion, cultural and civic typologies.
▼入口大门，ground floor entrance ©Jack Hobhouse
特别地，英国摄影师Nick Ballón 还为该项目拍摄了名为“Making 25 Savile Row”的短片，记录了Derwent London新总部脱胎换骨的过程。
A short film “Making 25 Savile Row” by Nick Ballón records the project as for the fit-out of Derwent London’s new offices.
▼建筑立面，building facade ©Jack Hobhouse
Location: 25 Savile RowLondon W1S 2ER
Type:Offce. Cat A refurbishment and Cat B Fit Out
Size: Phase 1 (Derwent London Offces; Basement, Ground, First and Second Floors): 24,963 sqft. (NIA) 37,964 sqft (GIA)
Phase 2 (Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Floors): 18,784 sqft (NIA) 23,552 sqft (GIA)
Completion Date:Phase 1 Completed April 2017
Phase 2 Completion January 2018
Sustainability: SKA Gold for Fit OutBREEAM Very Good
Contract Type: Traditional JCT SBC/Q 2011
Main Contractor: Knight Harwood
Structural Engineer: Akera Engineers
Project Manager: Blackburn&Co
Quantity Surveyor: Exigere
Lighting Designer: Pritchard Themis
Services Engineers: Hilson Moran
CDM / Building Regulations: MLM
IT: Mix Consultants
Specialist Glazing: IQ Glass
Shopfront Glazing Package: Capoferri Serramenti
Specialist Metalwork: Chay Wheeler Architectural Metalworker Specialist Joinery: Benchmark
General Joinery: Adams
Dry lining: David Andrews Construction
Travertine: Campolonghi Serramenti
Stone & Ceramic: Unique Surfaces
Leatherwork: Bill Amberg Studio
Mechanical: T Clarke
Flooring: AJK Flooring
Lifts: Specialist Lift Company
Facade Repairs and Decoration: Paye
Architectural Metalwork: Arminhall
Still Photography: Hufton + Crow
Director: Nick Ballon
Cinematographer: Jorge Dieguez
Production: Jahel Guerra
Field Recording: Jahel Guerra
Editor: Jaroslav Moravec
Music Composition: Jean-Gabriel Becker, Sounds And Sons