G2 Ofce is a project designed by mode:lina™. In the direct vicinity of the unmistakeable bunker ofce completed a year before in Poznan’s Górczyn district, yet another exceptional corporate building of DEMIURG company was built. And yet again mode:lina™ team was asked to prepare a comprehensive design of its interior. Photography by Patryk Lewiński.
The newly-created ofce building is a simple and modern form that brings together a delicate facade wood and large glazed areas. The concept of interior design corresponds directly with the building’s nature and the nature of its users’ business activities: “The boards used inside the building refer to the material used on its facade, and they warm up the space. Another wooden quote is the plywood we employed to serve a similar function. The vivid colours of geometric shapes on the walls are a direct nod towards CAD-like software used by designers, and thereby allude to DEMIURG’s feld of expertise. At the same time, the colour palette breaks the otherwise raw interior design and lines out a workspace for a modern team. Inspiration from construction industry in the interior design was translated to preserving the existing raw walls, using concrete as material, and running surface-mounted cables. Together with our team we did our best to make full use of the building’s potential. The interior project was complemented with modern furniture pieces from Polish designers” – Anna Kazecka-Włodarczyk, architect in mode:lina™
The ground foor houses the entrance area, a conference room and a kitchen, whereas upstairs there are ofce phone booths designed so as to make the impression of independent blocks, with glass fronts corresponding with the building’s external facade. Wooden panels on the walls work to improve the acoustics in this raw and industrial interior.
Another very powerful design element is the colour used to accentuate the front of the entresol along with adjacent walls and ceiling – together with a truly impressive spiral stairs and a countertop built into upstairs railing they form a solid spot of deep indigo. One more vividly colourful complement to the raw materials used inside are the bright orange circles going from concrete industrial ceilings down to block walls and to the insides of ofce phone booths in the form of acoustic panels.
The combination of strong colours and subtle greyness of natural concrete makes a perfect background for distinctive black elements of the interior design, like aluminium tabletops, lamps with exposed switches and wiring, and furniture pieces by Polish designers: Bejot, Noti, and MDD. The space is also being gradually flled with works by young Polish artists.
The efects of design decisions are not only quite impressive interior-wise, but also provide a truly interesting picture to be admired from the street level through the large glass frame.
PROJECT: G2 Ofce
DESIGN : mode:lina™
DESIGN TEAM: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Anna Kazecka-Włodarczyk
COMPLETION: October 2022
LOCATION: Górnicza 2, 60-107 Poznań
AREA: 250 m2
PHOTOS: Patryk Lewiński