HP Enterprise is the new subsidiary of the global technology giant, HP. They offer support services to organisations that want to use technological innovations to achieve better business outcomes, believing in the transformative potential of technology.
The objective was to transform their workspace into an area that was not only exciting and comfortable to work in, but also showcased to HPE’s clients their position at the vanguard of technological advancement
This complex project involved two architects: HLW, who were responsible for those areas which HPE’s clients would see, and Interior Architects, who took charge of those parts of the office space devoted to working.
Preparation was vital to the smooth progress of the project. We conducted a three-month sampling process that involved members of HPE’s staff choosing products from an agreed shortlist. We then used their choices to fine-tune the specifications before embarking upon the installation phase.
The split nature of this project presented a unique set of challenges. The client-facing spaces had to impress. We attempted to achieve as much continuity as possible between these areas and the dedicated workspaces for which the budget was lower.
Our products were chosen to harmonise with other elements of the office interior to create a space that represents HPE’s vision of ultramodernity. We too embraced some of the more innovative techniques currently in our field.
The client’s brief provided us with the opportunity to experiment with a selection of the newer products on the market.
We used linoleum to provide the sleek, black finishes that the client wanted. This kind of attention to detail was essential to giving the space a look and feel of opulence consistent with the client’s brand.
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