designer: Jevons W.
area: 270.2 square meters (81.7p)
material: tiles, laminates, wood,
The large conference room in the government agency serves as a vital space for significant decision-making, meetings, and the handling of emergency situations. In addition to its functional aspects, the ambiance and rational configuration of the space are focal points in the planning process.
The current state of the space involves the conversion of an outdoor vehicle parking area (formerly a road maintenance room) into an indoor meeting space capable of accommodating approximately 22 people. However, constraints posed by the original structural columns have led to visual obstructions within the meeting space. Furthermore, the adjacent standby room located behind the conference room is slated to be relocated, allowing for an expansion of the usable area and an increase in overall effectiveness.
Through this renovation project, the aim is not only to address the limitations of the existing government agency meeting space but also to transform its outdated impression. The goal is to impart a fresh and professional image to the space, characterized by brightness and aesthetic appeal.
The original design faced challenges due to column constraints, rendering it impossible to eliminate visual and seating obstructions caused by the column positions, even with the retraction of partition walls to maximize meeting space. The preparation room behind the conference room, characterized by its inconvenient and elongated layout, had been relegated to a storage space for miscellaneous items. Additionally, the excessive space at the entrance lacked proper planning, resulting in unnecessary idleness. The two entrances adjacent to the traffic control room formed an ambiguous and unclear circulation plan on the facade.
On the right side, the restroom space not only failed to comply with current accessibility regulations but also suffered from insufficient space and interference with the circulation route leading upstairs to the residential area. These issues are the focal points of the current planning efforts, aiming to address and resolve the inadequacies in the existing layout.
After multiple revisions, the finalized spatial configuration introduces a significant change by relocating the main entrance of the entire building to the opposite side. This not only distances the entrance from the original security booth but also enhances the visibility of the circulation routes. Notably, the access paths for the first-floor conference room and the second-floor dormitory are now completely separated. Additionally, the entrance to the traffic control room has been moved to the rear of the building, with independent access control. Consequently, the three distinct spatial zones within the building now have segregated and non-interfering entry and exit routes.
Furthermore, the reconfiguration effectively addresses the previous issue of spatial dispersion. Spaces have been redistributed and centralized, allowing for increased restroom capacity for both genders, the inclusion of an accessible restroom, and a visually and functionally unified redesign of the entrance lobby leading to the conference room. Within the conference room, a multipurpose display room with adaptable connectivity to the main space and a storage room serving as both storage and equipment room have been added, contributing to a more streamlined and efficient layout.
The spatial walls feature a multitude of wall materials resembling curved stone surfaces, and the use of fixed seats against the walls adds flexibility to the seating capacity for meetings. This design allows for accommodating various sizes of meetings without occupying excessive space.
The partially asymmetrical facade incorporates a curved ceiling that extends to the walls, complemented by embedded linear light sources to guide the spatial depth effectively.
The interface between the main conference room and the multipurpose display room features large sliding doors with a wood grain texture and the textured appearance of painted oil paintings. These doors serve as a distinctive separation, making the connection and independence between the two spaces clear in terms of usage.
Leveraging the original large glass brick facade of the building, natural light is introduced into the multipurpose display room, achieving optimal indoor lighting effects without extensive modifications to the external walls. This approach maximizes the interior effectiveness while preserving the integrity of the original building facade.