Project Name: UNOVA CO-WORKING SPACELocation: Shenzhen, China
The project is a co-working space located in Shenzhen, which was designed by X+LIVING. The goal was to create a space which can accommodate multiple companies and give full play to the employees' individuality, and let "co-working" no longer be just a synonym for "low-cost".
The chief designer, Li Xiang, integrated artistic aesthetics and interesting visual effects into the four-storey space, and differentiated the tone and style of each floor based on functions.
An atrium runs through the overall space. Besides, the window panes were embedded into the interior wall, making it appear to be the facade. When the escalator rises and passes through each floor, people can enjoy varying visual experience.
2F functions as the dining space. X+LIVING laid emphasis on design of the end area of the corridor. Colorful background walls, combined with interesting dining-related furniture and installations, add visual appeal to the space and allow interaction among people, space and articles.
3F is a small workspace, targeted at young groups. The space around the two escalators is used as public reception area, which is connected with the shared conference room and resting area, and separated from the office that requires privacy and quietness. Such clear spatial layout makes the visual point more focused, and facilitates future operation and management.
As reaching 3F by taking the escalator from the lobby, people will be firstly welcomed by the words "Work Hard" on a show window, and then see the public reception area with grotesque artworks when turning around. X+LIVING utilized elements of gym equipment in the space to convey the idea of keeping balance between health and work. The champagne gold horizontal bars and rings are very eye-catching, enriching the spatial experience. Chairs were designed with diversified forms and shapes for the sake of serving different needs, including social interaction, leisure, learning and staying alone.
Passing through the reception area, people will come to the shared conference room and the telephone-booth-shaped resting rooms. The conference room is characterized by minimalist design, with the projector box as the highlight. The resting rooms were decorated with a warm tone, equipped with soft seat and wall cushion.