The new Beijing office of media company CWITM is located in an old textile factory in creative compound. The space is divided in two sections by a longitudinal industrial shed roof with skylight. Due to the high ceiling, the floor space was extended with mezzanine before the new intervention. White surfaces and semi-transparent polycarbonate panels alternates as main materials for cladding the spaces defined by the mezzanines. As counterbalance, colored MDF elements insert strong color accents in the neutral space.
The design opened up the space to enjoy the big shed windows of the roof, a heritage of the industrial past of the location, and to maximize the penetration of the natural light into the space.
In the ground floor there are common areas, meeting rooms of various sizes and smaller offices. All features are design for a high level of privacy but at the same time physical partitions are reduced to the minimum or are designed to easily slide to boost the openness and social activity inside the office.
Meeting rooms are arranged through the entire space and differ not only in terms of sizes, but also for finish materials and accessory to create various and flexible working environment. A big corporate meeting room is interconnected to a cinema with a stepped platform, a wood box contains a private meeting room on one side and a tatami room in the other side. To avoid long walk from the different department, two meeting areas are set in the middle of each wings and can be enclosed by a soft curtain.
The mezzanines are assigned to various departments and are designed as open office space. Half-height fabric covered partitions organize the space between communal workstation and executive desks.
The entrance area and the central pantry are the main social meeting places. The open space height and the large glazing to the surrounding garden give the office a spacious atmosphere flooded with light.
将茶水间放置在两翼的枢轴上意图在于是其成为办公室的社交中心，同时可以通过全玻璃立面欣赏到花园景观。茶水间的前面有一个服务区，储藏食品的同时设置了服务器室、门卫室、浴室、淋浴间和洗涤区。 工作区域的设计争取最大化每个部门的利益: 例如会计和管理或许会需要一个非常私人的办公室，又或常互动和沟通的部门需要一个开放的空间配置。红色密度板围合出来的盒子隐藏着两个CEO的办公室，他们可以享受大棚子的自然光和全高窗户的花园景观。