Interchange: Barr Gazetas and Tom Dixon create Camden co-working space
Once regarded as London’s epicentre of alternative fashion and music, Camden Town is hoping to form a new alliance with the capital's business communities with the addition of Interchange’s new flagship space, the Atrium. Situated in the heart of Camden Stables – and the third property in the firm’s portfolio of coworking office locations – the Atrium was designed by Barr Gazetas Architects, with interiors courtesy of Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio.
It seems that co-op working spaces quickly became the answer for flourishing businesses trying to find their feet, providing a desk, facilities and a network to nurture growth and innovation. But these coworking communities soon evolved and have now become pivotal hubs for even fully-fledged businesses wanting the flexibility and benefits that come with a shared office environment.
'Since the opening of our first Camden-based coworking space, Triangle, at the end of last year, Interchange has experienced high demand from both new and more established businesses and has had some fantastic tenants move in across a variety of sectors, including retail, healthcare, fintech and design,’ explains Vanessa Butz, Interchange’s managing director, reflecting on the Atrium's promising future.
The new 84,000 sq ft complex offers up a wide range of facilities spread over four floors, with space intended to initiate communal productivity with its intricately designed floor plan and interior layout. Gazetas and Dixon drew inspiration from a variety of social spaces such as hotels and clubs to envision an atmosphere which would enhance creativity.
Outfitted with Dixon’s furnishings and fixtures, the Atrium includes an on-site restaurant and bar, vertical gardens, numerous roof terraces and a variety of relaxation areas to cater to its 600 work stations.