There is movement in this communal space, as well as students relaxing. For people to walk through and not feel in the way if they sit, or stand to chat, the floor creates zones, including a pathway. A minimalistic look to reduce the busy-ness, created with multiple straight lines and large matching colour blocks, offers a sense of theme and consistency. We have used letters and numbers on the walls to catch the eye - in this self-contained, functional space they inject vibrancy and relevance.
A pale ceiling and walls for the outside light to bounce off ensures the space is full of natural light. This allows a bold blue feature wall that stands out without dominating or darkening the space. We used suede, curved seats to give a soft-look, standing out from the surrounding surfaces. They look comfortable and inviting, showing it’s an area to be enjoyed and used, not just passed through on the way to somewhere else.
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Altro Design Manager