With the increase of social isolation since the global pandemic and the impact it can have on our wellbeing I was inspired to create a fully inclusive, innovative three space model for the users to enhance productivity, collaboration and restoration by increasing the
occupants connectivity to the natural environment.
In this second poster the design has been fully developed with visuals demonstrating the materials chosen keeping in line with the brief with the selection of sustainable options. The restorative pods were created exclusively for this project and work well with the concept of creating a unique environment for the user which will encourage productivity, collaboration and restoration.
Walking into to the space this visual demonstrates the multi purpose adaptable features such as the large curved stairs leading up to the mezzanine level which can be used as a break out area or collaborative sitting area. The planter/seating area is a further multi-purpose space where users can work while feeling restored with the biophilic elements such as the integrated plants within the desks and surrounding nature, natural materials and curved forms. The experience is heighted with the circular lighting which overhangs the whole space, partnered with circadian lighting and the flood of natural light coming in from the windows, doors and mezzanine skylights.
The restoration pods will allow the user to have a place that feels like they may be working from home in their own space but within a larger community which will help the user feel more connected and balanced. The sound absorbing panels covered in a soft green recycled fabric allow the privacy and connection to nature. Circadian human centric lighting screens are placed inside displaying images of nature and the outdoors further preventing feelings of being restricted and confined while enhancing the users wellbeing. The open wooden cladding on the roof space allows natural light to shine through and create a connection to the above mezzanine.
Walking in from the other entrance you can visualise how the space flows with lots of curved forms, how the natural light will flood through the large front windows and filter through from the mezzanine skylights above. Looking into the restoration pod demonstrates further how the human centric lighting will connect the user to nature and create a truly biophilic experience. The adaptable seating near the planter can be configured to suit and provides an area for people to break out, collaborate and have the feeling of being outdoors inspired with the large tree that also provides a connection from the ground level up to the mezzanine.