Ekho Studio

AZUK, London, UK

AstraZeneca UK wanted to use its new King’s Cross HQ to drive collaboration and innovation further with its relocation to London’s new ‘Knowledge Quarter’ bringing them closer to their broad network of healthcare partners to enable them to work in ambitious, purpose-led partnerships.

The originality of this scheme stems from the forward thinking vision of our client, who had a bold vision for a "third space". As they conceptualised it - an environment sitting between a corporate office space with cutting edge tech, and a boutique hotel boasting amazing amenity spaces.

The material palette focuses on warmth and comfort throughout. Natural timber materials form the basis of the palette, complimented by monolithic concrete flooring, tactile wall renders, rich hues, pastel colour tones, live planting and carefully selected artwork. The furniture is integral to the success of the scheme, even down to small touches like the library corner with books and the opportunity to display awards and bric-a-brac. We feel this all holistically contributes to that sense of community.

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