A destination for work, creating, play and collaboration, the new Autodesk space in Covent Garden is both creative and practical, while also providing employees with peace of mind as they return to the office.
Not an easy combination to pull together, but smartly achieved here by Tétris – and when we say smart, we mean smart. Tish Scott, Senior Designer, Tétris UK, gives us some background to the project. ‘Our client knew what they wanted and demanded uncompromising attention to detail. The design had some strict criteria to adhere to – everything had to be truly unique.’
We ask Tish about the design/build process – and she reveals that this involved a combination of collaboration and technology.
‘The project was delivered with a geographically dispersed team, aggressive timeline and the challenges of working during lockdown,’ she explains.
‘As the project was managed on BIM 360, which saved in the Cloud, Tétris designers in the UK and South Africa were able to access all plans and work on the project simultaneously from different offices. This enabled us to staff the project according to who is most suited to work on it rather than being constrained by geographic necessity. As a result, the project benefitted from the technical expertise of the South Africa team, coupled with the creative design expertise and build capabilities of the UK team – an exemplary case of collaboration without borders.