A new fitout for the London headquarters of the European Investment Bank provides facilities for permanent and visiting staff.
A large walnut wall wraps around the core to conceal uneven steps in the building providing nooks for coffee, cloaks and water. The entrance space in front of the lift is opened up to accommodate a waiting area with good daylight and visual connections through the arched window to the city and the previously cellular offices to the back of the plan have been omitted to create an open plan office flood with natural light. A glass pod provides shared meeting space for the private offices and the main office area. An acoustic sliding wall divides the boardroom from the secondary meeting room when closed and parks in the corridor leaving clear space for larger functions.
European Investment Bank
Plan Magazine, January/February 2010