Positioned inside the confines of historic Windsor station, the 55,000 square-foot workplace of OneSpan is a melding of impressed structure and daring inside design recognized to Montreal.
LumiGroup, Quebec’s largest lighting company, is proud to unveil its collaboration with inside Studio, designers of the OneSpan workplace in downtown Montreal.
The duty at hand
inside Studio was tasked with relocating the corporate’s head workplace to a extra central setting of the town, and an preliminary area examine led to the historic grandeur of Windsor Station, the previous downtown passenger depot of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Along with checking the entire packing containers when it comes to accessible area, move, and constructing companies, the distinctive setting supplied the designers with a clean canvas upon which to visually seize OneSpan’s new id and branding ethos – Be Daring. Be Safe.
A daring interpretation of the previous
The shopper instantly embraced the imaginative and prescient, recognizing the potential of an area already adorned with expansive home windows, poured terrazzo flooring, and sections of uncovered unique brick. Nevertheless, the core design parts of the area nonetheless mirrored their unique goal, so inside Studio launched into a prolonged demolition course of to strip it all the way down to its naked necessities. As if getting into a time warp, that course of led to a plethora of intriguing discoveries, together with further unique brick, arches, fireplaces, and unique wooden panelling.
With a lot character and historical past, the constructing additionally exuded a vibe paying homage to a classy SoHo loft condominium. With the shopper’s ethos firmly in thoughts, the designers got down to marry the daring branding idea with the unique parts of the constructing. The harmonization of contrasting characters included the introduction of sure SoHo parts, such because the strategic placement of pop artwork on the partitions, and a deal with an general eclectic appear and feel. The agency additionally infused a level of ‘whimsical’ parts into the area, together with its selection of furnishings for the workplace’s frequent areas. Additionally they determined to retain among the unique constructing’s ornate doorways for the workplace’s convention rooms, which sealed the wedding between previous and current with an utility of ‘daring’ colors and trendy glass framing that brings the doorways to vivid life.
Shining mild on aesthetic, operate, and effectivity
Upon arrival on the OneSpan workplace, unique brick partitions and archways body the expansive reception space. An adjoining hall, floored in white oak and bordered by accents of OneSpan purple and lilac, lead into the guts of the L-shaped floorplan. In enjoying with scale, the agency chosen massive, pivoting disc lights that hold from suspended fixtures, which succeeds in animating and offering form and dimension to the hall.
Lighting performed a big function in inside Studio’s design of the OneSpan workplace, with greater than a dozen lighting merchandise chosen for very particular features. The undertaking’s lighting consists of a mixture of enjoyable, daring, and eccentric decisions pre-selected by the designers, in addition to normal lighting schemes hashed out by way of shut consultations with LumiGroup, a lighting company representing a worldwide array of producers.
Within the convention rooms, the agency opted for ornamental lighting options that mood the ambiance of conventional assembly rooms with a extra residential really feel. Linear lighting from above illuminates particular person workspaces, whereas glossy observe lighting, with highly effective outputs, helps showcase the architectural parts meant to be emphasised.