British Land commissioned us to reconfigure the reception of their flagship building at their Regents Place Campus. Prompted by a need to create separate entrances for different tenants, the project took the opportunity to create a more informal reception experience where people could meet, work, and socialise.
Addressing the challenge of inserting a 48m long partition wall into the reception, we designed a ribbon of planting that weaves through the space, assisting with wayfinding and enhancing the reception atmosphere. Plant species were selected for their positive indoor air quality enhancement.
Taking a cue from the faceted geometry and materials of the existing building, the new wall is made from digitally crafted oak and composed of extruded hexagonal cells. Cells are filled with either planting, display, or lighting and arranged along the wall in continuous threads to offer intuitive wayfinding through the reception.
New furniture and lighting are arranged throughout the reception to expand the use of the space throughout the day.
- Regents Place HexWall
- British Land
- May 2021
- Regent's Place, London, UK
- Alan DempseyJames FosterGina ZachariasJinGyeong Ryu
- Architecture: Nex Interior Design: Nex Structural Engineer: Webb Yates Project Manager: Stace Landscape: Nex Services Engineer: CBRE