A neglected exhibition hall in Luxembourg, originally built as a warehouse, has been transformed by Metaform architects to create a light-filled, collaborative office space.
Metaform architects renovated the former warehouse in Steinsel to create the new headquarters of DSL, a company specialised in IT solutions.
“The main emphasis of the project was to bring in more natural daylight, creating an efficient, clean and bright office space where people and communication take center stage.” explains Shahram Agaajani, founder of Metaform architects.
The concept aimed to adapt the warehouse whilst preserving a flavour of certain key characteristics of the original building.
As you enter the space you are welcomed by a bright, double-height reception area. Light filters through from the large bay windows and from the skylights set into the steel roof. The overhaul included entirely gutting and renovating the feature skylights.
Inside, a central statement staircase made from oak doubles as a common area. This creates a mix of semi-private, informal work and social areas maintaining an open-plan layout.
Metaform architects chose a simple material palette including pure white walls, grey steel beams but also oak floor paneling and detailing in contrast with the original characteristics of the warehouse.
To finish the space, offices and meeting rooms are decorated with some large plants to help create a calming work environment. Through the introduction of light, the architects sought to foster a positive and welcoming working environment. The choice of furniture also inspires a “homely” atmosphere.
The building contains 1.950 square meters of office space, which includes a reception area, a staff kitchen, meeting rooms, open-plan offices, exhibition space, an outdoor terrace area and ample storage space.
Architects: Metaform architects
Project: DSL Headquarters in Luxembourg
Size: 1,950 m2
Location: Steinsel, Luxembourg
Photography: Steve Troes Fotodesign
About Metaform architects
Founded in 2003, today Metaform architects is managed by Shahram Agaajani, Thierry Cruchten and G.G Kirchner. Their complementary artistic minds provide the framework for the life and projects of the firm. The firm’s key achievements, including the creation of the Luxembourg pavilion at EXPO2020 in Dubai and Luxembourg’s Velodrome, bear witness to its know-how and expertise. Metaform architects is composed of a multidisciplinary team of over 40 collaborators. Their creative and daring approach brings a distinct signature style to each project. The firm is active both nationally and internationally and its offices are located at the heart of the cities of Luxembourg and Dubai.
For more information
- Metaform architects
- Karen Hay, Head of Marketing and Communication
- +352 26 45 86 25
Source: V2com Newswire