The goal was to reimage, unify and activate multiple discrete, disconnected spaces in a 1980’s building entry. The small spaces included 3 elevator lobbies, 2 entry vestibules and a lonely rotunda.
By demolishing most of the walls and removing the multitude of small spaces, the new primary entry and lobby create one unifying space. Simple, planar Corten walls enliven the lobby and enhance directional wayfinding to the three elevator lobbies.
Partnered with The Patio the new café amenity activates the environment. The popular chain has elevated the tenant and guest experience. Interior seating areas amplify the café and enliven the lobby. New sliding glass doors and exterior protective wood and Corten landscape screen walls expand the seating zone and augment the social engagement and connection to the outdoors.
Simple materials enrich the space. The raw Corten serves as a complementary backdrop for the more refined, natural, timeless materials like wood and marble that redefine the floors, walls and furnishings. Indirect lighting enhances the new spaces and building materials. Color, materials and light seamlessly blend interior and exterior environments.
The small renovation has greatly enhanced the entry experience for tenants and guests.