Chiara Cantilena and Chris Pyle from LOM Architecture and Design discuss BAUX designs in RocketSpace, Islington.
Tell us a bit about the project?
RocketSpace’s London Tech Campus is a workspace that nurtures the next generation of tech giants by providing multi-gigabit internet, trend talks, networking and peer group testing. The building was a disused cash holding center for a major financial institution. It was in a bad state and we stripped out virtually everything taking it back to the structural core of brick and concrete. We utilized atypical spaces above and below the ground, to create a unique workspace.
“Sound reflections bouncing off the concrete walls and ceiling were causing a problem. The space wasn’t livable. BAUX designs made a huge difference to the acoustics.”
Why did you choose BAUX?
We’ve used BAUX before and knew it would solve the problems we had with echoes and reverberation throughout the building. The colours and shapes meant we could build subtle textures that worked with RocketSpace’s branding. The wood wool textures contrasted very well with the concrete.
“Visually, the wood wool tiles provided another texture tone to complement the concrete and brick walls.”
How did the BAUX designs transform the space?
They made a huge difference acoustically. The space wasn’t liveable as it was, but the BAUX applications meant we could create a unique workspace in the subterranean levels. Meeting rooms also benefitted from excellent sound insulation.
“We used the triangle BAUX tiles to create patterns that worked in harmony with RocketSpace branding.”
How have people reacted?
The building is up for design awards and feedback has been great. It’s a very popular workspace and we haven’t had any complaints about the acoustics!
See the final results of the RocketSpace
First published on www.baux.se