360° LAB is an innovation lab comprised of various integrative and flexible spaces that foster ingenuity and pioneering ideas. The office workshop, on 4 levels and 9,150 sqft, consists of joint communication zones, socialization areas, collaborative and silent working spots, meeting rooms, and lounges – housed within a historic building in Graz. Creative environments suitable for design thinking and product development are explored through the tensions between the existing building and new additions.
From the bottom floor to the top, levels transition from having a social and collaborative concentration to focused and silent working spaces. This organization is reinforced through the notion of color psychology, where colors are used to promote and evoke feelings that correspond to functional usage.
Monochromatic islands are another primary design concept, carpet-defined zones upon which new elements can be respectfully placed, allowing for the preservation and elevation of the historic. Existing building elements remain untouched – complemented by modern additions placed within the bounds of the islands.
The first level makes use of an elegant dark gray, where lounges and gathering rooms surround the welcome area and introduce a balance between new and historic. The second level is blue, as it enhances productivity, collaboration, and helps to foster inventive ideas. Flexible furniture systems, miniature cinemas, and group workspaces encourage teamwork and interaction within two main islands. Green is spread throughout the top and quietest working level with curtains controlling sound and providing a textile break from hard elements. Another piece of custom furniture bends spontaneously to act as both desk space and bench seating. The lowest level is social in nature, and takes on different principles from the upper floors. Yellow walls relate to activity, while stimulating communication. The layout doesn’t use islands here, making for a playful atmosphere with a variety of public amenities.
Material Used :
1. XAL – Acoustic Lighting – Sonic
2. Wever & Ducre– Lighting & Furniture Collection – Rock Collection
3. BuzziSpace – Acoustic Furniture - BuzziBalance
4. Quinze & Milan - Furniture – Pilot Stool
5. Alias – Office Chair – Frame 52_471
6. Fatboy – Furniture - Fatboy
7. Arflex – Furniture – Hug Sofa
8. De Vorm – Furniture - LJ3 PET Felt Stool
9. Prostoria – Furniture – Polygon 240 x 90
10. Jess Design – Furniture - Earl
11. XAL – Lighting – BO 55
12. Wever & Ducre – Lighting - Wiro