Inside Woods Bagot’s Beijing Architecture Studio

  • Client Woods Bagot,
  • size 10,763 sqft
  • Year 2011
  • Location Beijing, China,
  • Industry Architecture Firm,
  • ​Worldwide architecture firm Woods Bagot redesigned their own Beijing offices in 2011 to promote flexible, Activity Based Working.

    Woods Bagot’s own Beijing studio is a flexible design space that promotes Activity Based Working, tailored to match the unique diversity of tasks required in a multi-disciplined design studio.

    The initial brief was to assign a workplace that would sit as one of the key hubs in Woods Bagot’s global design studio. It integrates a high level of technology to allow staff to work and play anywhere, anytime – a new work style that we have incorporated by offering flexibility and promoting collaboration between teams.

    The site, a converted old apartment building within Beijing’s vibrant and design savvy Sanlitun Village, provided the team with an opportunity to create a dynamic and modern new ‘Design House’ for staff. The utilitarian nature of the simple four storey apartment has been retained through concrete floors and walls and a raw timber trussed ceiling, juxtaposed against the sleek and transparent architecture of the entrance lobby and pop out balcony boxes.

    Design: Woods Bagot