BloxHUB – Fæstningens Materialgård
Space Allocation in Listed Buildings
BloxHub resides in a listed 18th-century house, Materialgården, behind Bryghuspladsen in Copenhagen. Materialgården houses a variety of office spaces for startups and small businesses. The challenge was, that four of the open office spaces were placed in direct connection to each other with some noise nuisance as the result. Since the building is listed, one cannot make standard acoustic solutions because it could disfigure the original architecture.
The solution became eight tall room dividers with the customer’s design printed on it. The office spaces now have the wanted intimacy and private life without a single screw being screwed into the protected oak floors or walls. The room dividers can easily be moved and used elsewhere. Should they want to change the visual appearance the motive can easily be changed. Acoustics are essentiel in shared offices that wishes to enable both concentration, communication, and creativity.