Office Interiors - Inspirational Office Atriums

Category: Commercial Interiors

BP Refinery, Rotterdam

The atrium space is cut out from the man made dune. Full of light and with changing dimensions by the undulating cutting edge to the dune side. The wall on the cutting edge is covered with timber slats that differ in colour and size and evoke an association with geological layers.

Unilever House, Hamburg

Behnisch Architects - The central element of the office design is the generous atrium, flooded by daylight. Visitors enter a light-filled atrium, criss-crossed by walkways and ringed by interior facades with operable windows.

UN City, Copenhagen

3XN’s design is a responded to the UN’s wishes for an iconic building expressing the organisation’s values and authority. From the atrium a central staircase binds all levels together. 3XN has created the staircase as a dramatic spatial sculpture, which is to be seen as a symbol of the UN's work to create dialogue and interaction.

Pixar Headquarters, Emeryville

Steve Jobs envisioned a campus where chance encounters could take place, hence his design included a great atrium space that acts as a central hub for the campus. Jobs believed that, “If a building doesn’t encourage [collaboration], you’ll lose a lot of innovation and the magic that’s sparked by serendipity. So we designed the building to make people get out of their offices and mingle in the central atrium with people they might not otherwise see.”

Galaxy soho, Beijing

Design by Zaha Hadid, it has her signature crisp contours, light and a sense of energy. RIBA describes it as "Each structure encloses a glazed atrium around which the internal circulation is arranged. Flowing bands of white aluminium and glass give the development an almost geological solidity and presence.”

MTV, Berlin

The space was designed Dan Pearlman Architects and has quite an open feel to it. Engaging bright colours and stimulating unusual shapes make this space inviting and visually impressive.

Bosch Siemens Showroom, Hoofddorp

The Bosch Siemens Showroom was designed by William McDonough & Partners. Their design incorporates the latest in sustainable design and architecture which is the predominant theme reflected in their 4-story living atrium.

Corus Quay, Toronto

The home of Corus Entertainment is a staggering 500,000 square feet and the focus of the design is on the five-story atrium. This spectacular space incorporates a three-story slide, a large open lounge area, TV studios and a living wall.

Ecosciences Precinct, Brisbane

Designed by Hassell, the building needed to enable scientists to engage and collaborate, not just within labs but throughout the building. The aim of the design was to shed spatial and operational barriers to optimise collaboration, knowledge exchange and sharing.

This feature creates an instant visual impact. From sleek contemporary interiors to fun and trendy designs for the media industries. Atrium designs reflect the ethos of a brand and respond to the corporate culture to engage, collaborate and communicate. Atriums are increasing in popularity as the trend for open spaces and offices continues.

Posted 29th September, 2015

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