Jestico + Whiles completes key new learning centre for the University of Cambridge
A new building that offers co-working and social spaces, the West Hub marks the start of the transformation of the West Cambridge Site into a centre for innovation.
‘Antonia’ is a pre-configured zone complete with a suspended acoustic ceiling, curtain walls, integrated lighting and a flooring rug.
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The space is easy to specify, a luxury to use and quick to adapt, making it a fast, flexible, complete room with sustainable options.
Stansons has created 17 pre-configured classic room kit designs, including six sustainable options, offering an alternative solution to pods and zones. The Antonia room is flexible and design-led, using space efficiently and adding a soft and homely element to the workspace. Users can create various zones in a matter of seconds, simply by pulling a curtain – offering a ‘First Class Lounge’ experience with a small footprint.
“Our physical surroundings impact us all everyday,” comments designer Guy Stanley. “It’s fascinating to consider the positive changes we can leverage when we are intelligent in the design of spaces, how they are created and what environments we expose each other to.
“Bringing this together with the studio I was inspired to create an efficient, elegant area for collaboration and focus working, on a small footprint that was easy to fit into any space.”
The pre-designed zones feature curtain fabrics from recycled plastic content, the acoustic ceiling rafts contain 65% recycled plastic and, the rugs – despite being made from Nylon – are made in a factory powered only by wind turbines.
“Sustainability is really important to us, and our sustainable Antonia room kits are no exception,” adds Guy. “Smarter solutions, and bigger thinking. We are super excited to bring Antonia to the future of workplace design!”
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