"La Fábrica de Ideas", the balance between work and rest
In 2016, ten partners approached Clap with a vision to create a space to inspire ideas and creativity for their people. Clap worked with the client to ensure that the space maintained an equal emphasis on work and rest. Our goal was to create a new work experience that would host an appropriate and adaptable space for each moment.
A company dedicated to creating and organising different events in Valencia (Spain) decided to open their own headquarters. After several workshops realised together with the ten partners of this company Clap meet the different needs they had. These needs can be summarized in the following points: they required to find a balance between work and rest, to have a big area where they can have informal meetings and also different interior spaces where teamwork should be the main actor.
With this in mind and after these workshops Clap started the project with these four keywords that this interior design must meet: comfort, teamwork, rest and game.
The studio worked with the client to ensure keeping an equal emphasis on work and rest in the space. The main goal was to create a new work experience that would host an appropriate and adaptable space for each moment.
A load bearing wall divides the 300 square meters in two areas. Taking advantage of the structural division, the space is split up in a rest area and a work zone with more natural light. This differentiation of spaces has been emphasized through coating materials and its tonalities.
In the rest area, each detail has been designed to get relaxed and disconnect from work by using cold tones and materials. In the work area the focus is the teamwork, encouraged by warm materials and multi-purpose spaces. This area has two offices placed next to the glazed façade, separated by a big sliding door which connects both spaces and turn them into a big meeting room.
The open area placed inside the work side is a coworking space with perimetral sofas and a little coffee corner. There are also two interior offices with polycarbonate walls which allow privacy but also allow natural light to enter into the space. This two interior offices are designed to be temporary personal offices.