项目坐落于蒙特利尔verdun区惠灵顿街某建筑的三层，该建筑占地8000平方英尺（约743平方米），紧邻当地最繁华的商业区。项目的前身曾是两个独立的空间，分别为柔术健身房与美容院，经IVY STUDIO INC.设计改造后，合并成一个共享办公空间。设计旨在打造出一个可容纳120人灵活工作环境，包括面积不等的可出租办公室以及各种可共享的公共区域。作为SPACIAL品牌的首家共享办公室，本项目将凭借其对共享办公概念的独特解读，从竞争对手中脱颖而出。
What used to be two separate spaces used for a Jiu Jitsu gym and a beauty salon has now become home to the first Spacial office space. Located on the second floor of an 8000 square foot building on Wellington Street, this new coworking space is directly connected to the busiest part of the Verdun neighborhood of Montreal. The brief was to make a flexible working environment for a total of 120 people, with different sizes of rentable offices and a variety of shared common areas. Being the first of its brand, this space had to stand out from its competitors by offering a unique vision for coworking.
▼项目概览，overall of the project © ALEX LESAGE
Despite its large footprint, the existing space had very little access to natural light. Only the front façade and the main staircase have windows, making it a challenge to create a pleasant working environment. By adding new glass brick openings in the staircase wall, it made the two front sections perfect for the shared common spaces. Below the glass block openings sits a long burgundy velvet banquette with its full length integrated planter. The old ceiling joists, exposed brick and newly built walls are all coated with an off-white lime plaster to create a textured blank canvas for the functions held inside.
the glass block openings on the wall of staircase and the long burgundy velvet banquette © ALEX LESAGE
The first one welcomes you with the reception desk and is accompanied by the working lounge with three conference rooms, a banquette and a series of lower sofas. The existing building structure is celebrated in the front sections as well. At the entrance, the reception counter takes center-stage with its colorful zinc-plated materiality. Two similar baby blue mirrors are installed back to back on the dividing brick wall, creating main focal points visible from all around. On both sides, each of the two open spaces showcase a large golden monolith covered with the same zinc steel sheets: one for the conference rooms and the other for the booths. In the conference rooms, televisions are camouflaged in front of matching circular black mirrors, each backlit to put forward the white-washed brick wall.
▼接待前台，the reception desk © ALEX LESAGE
▼彩色镀锌饰面外墙的会议室，conference rooms with color galvanized wall finish © ALEX LESAGE
▼会议室内部细节，interior details of the conference room © ALEX LESAGE
Separated by the existing centre brick wall, the second space consists of the kitchen, dining area and private booths ideal for smaller groups. Both of these spaces are designed to offer a variety of options for informal working or meetings. On the opposite side, the kitchen adds a similar color splash with its Rosso Levanto marble and mint green curved cabinetry. The rounded stainless steel island mimics the custom designed chrome planters dispersed throughout the space.
▼厨房与餐厅，kitchen and dining area © ALEX LESAGE
▼厨房一侧的开放休闲空间，the public leisure area of the kitchen side © ALEX LESAGE
▼一系列适于小团队讨论的私人隔间，A series of private booths for small group discussions © ALEX LESAGE
▼私人隔间外侧墙面也采用了相同的彩色镀锌板，the private booth is also cladding of the same colored galvanized sheet © ALEX LESAGE
▼由过道看隔间，viewing the private booth from the hallway © ALEX LESAGE
▼由厨房一侧看会议室，viewing the conference room from the kitchen side © ALEX LESAGE
Behind the reception desk, a glass brick wall separates the open public spaces from the private rentable offices. Given its distance from the glazed front façade, it was fundamental to brighten the back section with more than artificial lighting fixtures. To achieve this, the offices were condensed into a single core placed at the center of the space. A total of 20 skylights were added in the surrounding corridors, letting in as much sunlight as possible.
▼分隔公共空间与私人出租办公室的玻璃砖墙，the glass brick wall separates the open public spaces from the private rentable offices © ALEX LESAGE
▼回型走廊与天窗，A total of 20 skylights were added in the surrounding corridors © ALEX LESAGE
The closed offices are composed of fixed and sliding glass panels. The entire volume is colored an unconventional dark burgundy, including the mullions and carpeting. With the exposed brick walls, sandstone floor tiles and abundance of natural light pouring into the hallways, the general feeling resembles that of working in an exterior courtyard.
▼私人出租办公室，The closed offices © ALEX LESAGE
▼办公室细部，details of the closed offices © ALEX LESAGE
All additional furniture in the space is black, contrasting with the light grey terrazzo marble flooring. Between the kitchen and the office area are hidden a series of phone booths as well as the individual washrooms. The whole sanitary block is treated as a single unit with black 2×2 ceramic tiles and matching plumbing fixtures.
▼卫生间走廊，hallway of the washrooms © ALEX LESAGE
▼卫生间，the washroom © ALEX LESAGE
▼平面图，plan © IVY STUDIO INC.
DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE: IVY STUDIO INC.
CONSTRUCTION: GESTION GAUTHIER CONSTRUCTION
FURNITURE: IVY STUDIO INC.
PHOTOS : ALEX LESAGE (www.alexlesage.com)
BUDGET : 1.5M CAD
IVY STUDIO INC. TEAM: GABRIELLE ROUSSEAU + KYLE A. GOFORTH + DAVID KIROUAC + GUILLAUME B. RIEL + PHILIP STASZEWSKI
ADDRESS: 4710 SAINT-AMBROISE #401, MONTREAL, QC, H4C 2C7