Designed by DLArchitecture, Ascential Office is located in Shanghai, China. The project is described as follows by the office:
Ascential is a UK company with more than 130 years history specialized in data and e-commerce.
DLArchitecture was required to take care of the whole renovation process. The main input from the client was to minimise the space division of this 800 sqm office creating 3 areas which had to coexist in the project: Working area, lounge/relaxing area, and meeting rooms area. To divide such a big area without real partitions, DLA has created 2 central cubes dedicated to small meeting rooms.
The overall style of the project is industrial with minimal touch, featuring open ceilings, glass walls and cement floors.
Meeting rooms area is located in one of the side of the office, and have been designed in order to be able to combine two rooms together in case of need. Lifting tables, phone booths and small informal conversation areas are other features of the project.