This fit-out was an exceptional opportunity to reinforce the company’s brand, based on its culture of scientific innovation, energetic collaboration and corporate transparency. Ipsen’s space is visible from all levels of the building’s six-story atrium; the design strategy heightens its visibility, boldly treating walls, floor, and ceiling to project Ipsen’s identity. A sliding wall of colored glass carries graphics representing the company’s research areas and goals. A bright blue carpet—a nod to the blue in the client’s logo—unifies the ensemble of welcoming spaces surrounding the atrium.
Bringing in Nature
Natural light floods conference rooms connected to the multi-story, public Bamboo Garden by seamless floors and ceilings, interrupted only by subtle glass partitions. The laboratories are simple and bright, with vivid color animating passages and alcoves. Abundant natural light, supplemented by a mix of ambient and pendant task lighting, keeps the lab benches clear for work and equipment. The result is a lively, open, colorful and uplifting environment for both research laboratories and offices.
Photography: © Warren Jagger Photography