Toronto, Ontario (Canada) | Approx. 25,600 SF
Carlson Wagonlit Travel is a global and dynamic corporate travel agency. BOX Studios design goals for this specific site aimed to create a dynamic reception area for many uses, ensure that every unique design element worked together with the next, design a global inspired international space while staying on a strict budget and help change old cultural thoughts about the traditional workplace and educate how to use space that flexes and breathes to meet the demands of the ever changing business.
The office's location demanded a secure vestibule, but the team wanted this space to feel open and connected. This was achieved by the use of a glass enclosure that was protective, yet added another layer of conceptual and aesthetic expression. The design also included a secondary function of the reception area as a break-out oasis for the three conference rooms used by both guests and staff. Collaboration takes center stage as the configuration enables formal and informal business meetings and discussions to take place simultaneously. It can bring people together in an open, transparent manner, yet still offer private spaces when required. To achieve this flexibility, BOX Studios used dimmable glass, branded images and contemporary furniture.