NAN Arquitectos redesign the Iconweb Offices, from an old billiard into an contemporary open office concept

Architects: NAN Arquitectos
Location: Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
Year: 2015
Area: 915 ft²/ 85 m²
Photo courtesy: Iván Casal Nieto
Description:

“An old billiard, well known in the city, became in to a place to develop digital marketing.

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The space retains much of its original appearance because the idea was keep alive the “spirit” of the place giving a playful appearance in order to favor fluency in the communications as well as the exchange and relations among workers.

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An open office concept was the request from the customer with a meeting room , an office , a small library , toilets and a resting room to relax and where can eat. The main task was to adapt the project to all of these requirements. A small distribution was made taking advantage the structure of the space that the area was giving.

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A piece made of wood and glass was inserted to contain the meeting room , the office and the toilets. In the southern part of the area the desks with a common seats, to support meeting spaces and help the communication among the workers. In the other extreme, in a small grid near to the stairs, was placed the resting room, this space keep the privacy even is open through a portic pointing the stairs of one of the entrances.

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Wood and brick were the main materials used looking for keeping the original appearance.

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The organic aspect of the rest of the glue that was found on the wall from the original construction was highlighted placing the lights with a net LED . To give a cozy environment, a hidden LED was placed under the seats and between the wood and the structure, as well as a light focussed on the tables in order to give comfort to the users

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An old stainless steel refrigerators, repaired with pieces of wood ,were used giving a very interesting combination.

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You can say that the whole intended to be an open space with a clear identity because of their circumstances and absorbing contemporary design.”

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