GREEN OFFICE PARK 6 BY INDONESIA-BASED ILATAAJ MANIPULATES SCALE, POSITION AND ORIENTATION TO REALIZE AN OVERALL SPATIAL EXPERIENCE DEFINED BY BOTH FINISHES AND SHAPE REPETITION.
Green Office Park 6 by Indonesia-based ILATAAJ is one of five office buildings set within a 25-hectares district offering a park-like ambience. With the request of the design brief being to insure that the design blend in well with the neighboring built buildings amongst which a brown tone is fairly dominant, ILATAJJ proposed copper as the primary material palette for the project. “The use of real copper is fairly unusual in Indonesia,” described ILATAJJ, “even in interior design, but we felt that copper gives that ‘golden’ look and lifts this office building to a new level of luxury.”
The main area of the structure features a 5-storey atrium space, richly immersed in natural sunlight under a glazed roof while the reception and meeting spaces are located at ground level of the atrium dominated by a grand staircase that sits on a black granite water feature. “Directly connected with a series of lift lobbies, the atrium gives access to all leased offices, public restrooms and more meeting rooms above,” furthered ILATAJJ. “Given the atrium layout from the architect, we instantly realized that we should not extend the balustrades to the stairs. That would have been the most obvious move, and it would make the atrium bland and banal. Our strategy was to highlight the stair and it’s landings as one dominant object occupying the atrium, allowing for the balustrades to wrap around as the background and the grand staircase functions as the star of the show.”
With the outer facing surfaces being fully clad in copper, the bold appearance and scale definitely demand attention from all angles of the atrium. The grand staircase is an array of U-shaped profiles in various dimensions and proportions. Initially proposed as a simplified horseshoe shape, the profile became the basic operative section dictating all elements of the project. Applied in different scales, positions, and orientations with the profile appearing on floor patterns, benches, planters, door handles, signage, cove lights, and handrails, the overall spatial experience of the building is not only defined by finishes, but also by shape repetition.