APEX Project Bureau is a rapidly developing bureau specializing in general designing of various facilities in Moscow and the regions – from residential complexes to public and industrial buildings. Since its foundation, the bureau has already implemented above 40 projects of total area above 4.9 mln sqm.
The office of APEX Project Bureau has been situated in the business district Novospasskiy from the foundation date, the year 2014. Initially, all the personnel was accommodated at the area of 1000 meters, however, the rapid expansion of the stuff called for supplementary area. The new office occupies two thousand meters; it has the necessary space for engagement of new personnel.
Apex project bureau office
2015 - 2016
2 000 м²
Concept, PD, DD
The office is situated in the buildings of the former print works operating since early 19th century. A particular bonus is the location on the last floor of mansard part.
In the process of enlargement of the office, the main task was to create of a “joint” between the old and the new territory. The design created in 2014 suited both the managers and the personnel, however, it was necessary to shift the emphasis, focusing on the entrance area and highlighting it, making a single distributional space of it.
In view of the rapid expansion of the staff (currently the company employs above 300 people) there emerged a need of separating the departments – architects, engineers and designers occupy their own zones within a single open space. However, the large administrative staff (accountancy, legal service, personnel department) needed more chamber-type and quiet premises. Meanwhile it was desirable to preserve their relations with the architectural and design specificity of the company’s activity, that is why the offices are separated with transparent partitions with the general layouts imprinted on them.
The office design was intended to demonstrate the ambitions and courage of the young team which, nevertheless, is qualified enough to implement the large-scale projects. A laconic style of the open space with the details – red sofas, high tables for brief negotiations, graphic lampshades add the creative spirit, and the reception and the entrance group are designed using more substantial elements – it’s a small lounge area with comfortable chairs, open library and contrast niches for rest.
The lines on the glass of the negation room, strict bars behind the reception, contrast segmentation of the racks, clear rhythm of the lighting fixtures above the counter and the rustic joints of dark-grey walls are called to add the vertical accents, to collect the large space of the entrance area.
The high ceiling and the utility lines are painted black such that it dissolves in the space. And the densely located halogen lamps do not prevent work and do not damage the eyesight, providing the necessary illumination. The office has several open high tables – for brief negotiations and brain-storms.
The personnel have two kitchens in their disposal, each having its own spirit and aura.