In this video produced by Dezeen for Storey, representatives from the flexible workspace brand and Waugh Thistleton Architects explain how they collaborated to create a reconfigurable office block with minimal environmental impact at 6 Orsman Road in east London.
The white-panel-clad building with ribbon windows, which was designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects for Storey, takes its name from its canal-side location at 6 Orsman Road in Haggerston, east London.
It contains 3,150 square metres of office spaces over five floors and is topped by a roof garden.
The project has a hybrid steel and cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure that is designed to reduce the building’s environmental impact, while also allowing it to be fully demounted and repurposed at the end of its lifetime.
在Dezeen for Storey製作的這段視頻中，靈活工作空間品牌的代表和Waugh Thistleton Architects解釋了他們如何合作在倫敦東部的Orsman Road 6號創建了對環境影響最小的可重新配置的辦公大樓。
由Waugh Thistleton建築師為Storey設計的帶絲帶窗戶的白色鑲板大樓，其名稱取自倫敦東部Haggerston的Orsman Road 6的運河邊位置。
Waugh Thistleton Architects has designed an office block for Storey at 6 Orsman Road in East London｜沃·Thistleton建築師事務所為倫敦東區奧斯曼路6號的樓層設計了一個辦公樓
Storey – a subsidiary of developer British Land that leases private, flexible workspaces to small businesses in 10 locations across London – commissioned the east London architecture firm on the basis of its dedication to the use of timber.
“We worked with Waugh Thistleton Architects because of their experience with timber construction and sustainability more generally, which we wanted to carry through into the interiors of the project,” said Storey’s head of product Stewart Whiting in the video interview, which was shot at 6 Orsman Road.
“我們希望與Waugh Thistleton Architects合作，因為他們在木材建造和可持續性方面擁有更廣泛的經驗，我們希望將其融入到項目的內部，” Storey產品負責人Stewart Whiting在視頻採訪中說，該採訪在6日拍攝 奧斯曼路。
“We’ve been building in timber at Waugh Thistleton for the last 20 years,” added Andrew Waugh, who co-founded the architecture practice in 1997 with Anthony Thistleton.
The firm pioneered the use of CLT in construction, creating one of the first timber high-rises in 2009 before going on to complete the world’s largest CLT building in 2017.
“過去20年來，我們一直在Waugh Thistleton從事木材建築，” Andrew Waugh補充說，他與Anthony Thistleton於1997年共同創立了建築事務所。
The building is made of cross-laminated timber and steel｜建築物是由交叉層壓的木材和鋼製成
Recent discussions on climate change have called into question the environmental impact of materials such as concrete and steel. CLT has been posited as a more sustainable alternative since the manufacturing process requires comparably less water and energy.
“The timber that we use in buildings is a replacement for concrete and steel,” said Waugh.
“It is about having a low-carbon structure and we’ve been building housing, office buildings, shops etc. for some time now with that method.”
The timber is left exposed and features extensively throughout the building｜木材暴露在外，並在整個建築中廣泛使用
The structural timber is exposed throughout the building’s interior, which Waugh says could have a positive impact on the occupants’ wellbeing.
“The cross-laminated timber structure of 6 Orsman Road is great from a climate perspective, from a structural perspective and also from a biophilic perspective,” he explained.
“These are beautiful natural spaces and I think that people are happier around natural materials.”
The building has five floors of offices with panoramic views of London｜該建築有五層辦公室，可欣賞倫敦全景
“Because it’s a natural material, you can smell it, you can feel it, and in terms of acoustics, as well it has great benefits,” added Ana Lourenco, who was the project architect for 6 Orsman Road.
Alongside the private offices, shared workspace and meeting rooms, the office block also houses additional amenities that aim to enhance users’ wellbeing and productivity.
“We have showers and changing facilities on each of the floors and bicycle racks on ground floor so you can cycle to work,” said Storey’s design manager Karoline Baumer.
“Our cafe on the ground floor works in partnership with our neighbours Shoreditch Trust and we have a biodiverse rooftop which overlooks the canal and has views all across London.”
Timber off-cuts were repurposed as furniture｜砍伐的木材被重新用作家具
Designed by landscaper FFLO, the rooftop terrace offers panoramic views across London and features insect boxes, edible plants and fruit trees. The roof also has photovoltaic cells that generate renewable energy for the building.
To further enhance the sustainability of the project, construction materials were recycled where possible.
“Material efficiency was really important for us when we were designing the building,” said Lourenco. “For instance, the cross-laminated timber offcuts were used for furniture items.”
The interior spaces can be adapted to suit the needs of the users｜內部空間可以適應用戶的需求
Storey developed a modular system that allows internal spaces to adapt to the changing requirements of the users, making the spaces more tailored to the businesses that occupy them.
“There is the ability to personalise the spaces even further so that they really represent the culture of their business,” Whiting added.
Storey hopes the flexibility of the building and its interiors will allow 6 Orsman Road to adapt to changes in the future office environment.
“Technology and new management styles are allowing people to effectively work from anywhere,” said Whiting.
“As that happens, the office needs to adapt to that and we set Storey up to be as flexible as possible so that our spaces can evolve around the way that our customers work.”
Storey希望建築物及其內部的靈活性能夠使Orsman Road 6號適應未來辦公環境的變化。
The biodiverse roof garden is designed to enhance users’ wellbeing｜生物多樣的屋頂花園旨在提高使用者的健康水平
6 Orsman Road is the latest addition to Storey’s portfolio of 10 projects across London. Included amongst them is 1FA in Broadgate – an office building containing a brightly coloured installation by British designer Morag Myerscough.
Storey is also currently developing a mixed-use commercial complex at 100 Liverpool Street designed by Hopkins Architects.
This video was shot by Dezeen for Storey in London. Photography is by Ed Reeve.
奧斯曼路6號是Storey在倫敦的10個項目的最新投資項目。 其中包括Broadgate的1FA，這是一棟辦公樓，其中包含英國設計師Morag Myerscough設計的色彩鮮豔的裝置。
該視頻由Dezeen在倫敦的Storey拍攝。 攝影是埃德·里夫（Ed Reeve）的作品。