coworking [hub] / architecture and design office [a:kitekt]
Text description provided by the architects. Coworking hub is the story of an architectural firm’s desire to reach a new stage of its development, where, despite the difficulties and failures, it turned out to create something new, interesting and unusual for citizens local.
Since the coworking space is located in the basement of a residential building, it was not possible to change the configuration of the layout much, nevertheless, it was possible to divide the space into zones necessary functions. There is a quiet work area in an open space and a loud area where you can make Zoom calls. There are private offices, a meeting room, zoom rooms, a conference room for events, a kitchen and a toilet with a shower. Some areas of open spaces are visually separated by grid structures covered with light ivy, which create a certain privacy and at the same time let enough natural light into the common space. And there is also a mini-library available to visitors.
Affordable and practical finishing materials are used in the coworking center, such as wood, OSB, concrete and metal structures. Material combinations create a relaxed atmosphere in which representatives of different creative professions want to work. The space is designed in neutral tones, but the red accent wall is a distinctive feature of the interior design. Plants enliven the office space and create a warm atmosphere. There was no initial idea of what a coworking hub would look like, everything was developed along the way and the ideas came spontaneously. The layout of the space and the functional areas were originally planned, but the interior design was an improvisation.
For the city of Tashkent, the hub is an extraordinary non-standard project that breaks the stereotypes of the local mentality, which believes that it is beautiful only when there are columns painted in classic gold. It’s just that sometimes you get tired of the pomp, and you want simplicity and lightness so that nothing distracts and interferes with the creative process. Hub is the very place where you can focus on your work without being distracted, and here you can also find like-minded people to create joint projects.