AccentDG designed a NGO office based in Beirut to be an active, flexible space with the purpose of accommodating all types of working conditions. The space is designed to reflect what the NGO does, work hard to make the world a more beautiful place much like their office. The concrete is what exists and without the materials, color and activated space it would be a cold uninviting environment.
The office consists of 4 floors; the original space consisted of only the shell of the office, structure, concrete columns and walls, etc. Each of the three office floors were given a color, yellow 3rd floor, blue 4th floor and red 5th floor. The 2nd floor of the building is the entrance to the office space, and acts as the reception space for the office. It consists of conference rooms, services and other public spaces. The following three floors consist of offices and a more serious work environment.
Each floor was further divided into smaller sections; each section consisted of a co-working environment with desks and "hotspots" in the center designed for quick meeting and collaboration space. Due to the raw materiality of the office there were sound panels installed in the ceiling to help with echo as well as bring the ceiling lower to create a more intimate places in the open office space. On each floor there are additional individual work spaces, open to employees looking for another place to work. In addition to there being open/co-working spaces all around there are whiteboards and storage spaces hanging on the walls. "For every child..." statements are written in LED lights on the wall reminding employees what they work towards everyday as well as large photographs of children hang as dividers to help further define internal work space.