ThoughtWorks Offices – Johannesburg

  • Client ThoughtWorks,
  • size 6,996 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa,
  • Industry Technology,
  • Karpinski Design designed the offices of tech company ThoughtWorks, located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    ThoughtWorks is a privately owned, global technology company with 40 offices in 14 countries. It provides software design and delivery, and pioneering tools and consulting services. Karpinski design was tasked with designing their African and South African headquarters which is based in Johannesburg.

    ThoughtWorks have always been situated in the urban hub of Johannesburg and wanted to move into a building more suited to their needs, and have a fresh start. They took the 10th & 11th floors of an office block overlooking down town Johannesburg. The challenge was creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing interior without drowning out the amazing urban view.

    All services and technology were housed in the central bulkhead allowing the 1960’s concrete ribbed soffit to shine through uncluttered. Subtle lighting was introduced and the entire 10th floor is used as entertaining and collaborative spaces for a host of functions and seminars they run.

    DesignKarpinski Design
    Photography: JP Beukes