The structure of a legal company clearly specifies the design: a client zone with reception, waiting areas and negotiation rooms, as well as lawyers’ offices separated by a glass partition. A secretariat (an information nucleus of the company) is placed right in the center, under a gigantic glass lamp of the penthouse.
Usually architectural conservatism prevails for the design of a legal company, however, in this case the building structure left no room for standard solutions: different heights, complicated system of steel structures, segment ceiling with a skylight.
Lawyers’ rooms open to the office inner space. «T»-type mat glass cabinets in the center divide the space into two parts. Negotiation rooms are separated by 10 meter glass wall from floor to ceiling, with its narrow strip turned to the reception area. Polished aluminum logo of the company is glued right to the glass. Small reception space is strongly slanted: a flat ceiling rests on a beam and moves down towards a window. Three canvasses are stretched on metal ropes, in symmetry with the slant, hiding lamps to provide soft and scattered light.
Head of Moscow Office
We can congratulate ABD architects on their professionalism and dedication in providing our firm with a “turn key” result of which we are very proud. ABD architects successfully accommodated the Moscow practice’s need for a modern and unique professional image with that of a functional and comfortable working space. Attention to detail and perseverance in getting the necessary results make ABD architects one of a kind in their sphere.
The architects were set a clear task: it was necessary to use the area of the four business center floors to maximum effectiveness and organize workplaces for the greatest number of employees of the law firm.
Moving into the newly built BREEAM certified modern business center of A Class "Arcus III” has been considered not only as a technical consolidation of two Moscow offices, but also as an opportunity for qualitative improvement of workspaces.