F+B Office is located in an old textile factory that has been recovered and transformed into retail space. The affected area – the 2nd floor – is 600 sqm. The space is built on a grid of steel foundation columns which support traditional Catalan vaults, and has three facades with arch windows.
The office is designed for FB Notaries Associates, and thus requires high privacy standards, as well as open workspaces, small meeting rooms and the central archives.
The main intent of the design is to improve movements between the different offices and create a calm and private atmosphere for the clients.
The program is organized around two volumes situated at the center of the space: the meeting rooms and the central archives, which both coordinate circulation around the different private offices while benefiting from natural light and ventilation.
Partitions do not directly reach the ceiling in order to avoid visual interactions and to bring natural light to the inner parts of the site. It also serves a third purpose: respecting the original Catalan style characterized by vaults and foundation columns.