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Mitie Headquarters, The Shard

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Mitie Headquarters, The Shard

Designer: DaeWha Kang Design
Manufacturer: Aldworth James & Bond
Client: Mitie
Main contractor: Modus
Wood supplier: MOSO® Bamboo Surfaces
Wood species: MOSO bamboo

This biophilic workspace aims to increase employee productivity and wellness. Over two thousand bamboo plywood parts were digitally fabricated and finished by hand. The space features two areas: Living Lab and the Regeneration Pods. Living Lab features plywood ceiling ribs spanning the full width of the space, providing a greater sense of privacy to the worker. All the furniture was designed specifically for the space. The floor, desks and task lights are formed from different shades of textured bamboo giving a holistic organic feeling to the office space. Built to provide a tech free meditative moment within the workday, the Regeneration Pods are also constructed from bamboo plywood. Thin featherlike leaves slot into the structural ribs.