ARIDO Award: Spadina Workplace

ARIDO Award: Spadina Workplace

Designing for human behavior and fostering innovation were the two key strategies for this workplace redesign. The design team aimed to inspire a return to the office not from necessity, but a genuine desire fueled by the energizing atmosphere of the space.

Interior Designers: Caroline Robbie, ARIDO; Andrea Hall, ARIDO; Julie Sumairski, ARIDO
Design Firm: BDP Quadrangle
Design Team: Stephanie Wiebe, ARIDO

Photographer: Adrien Williams

With a 'nest' structure, employees naturally gravitate to spaces that suit their work and proximity, empowering them to select their ideal environment for the day ahead. The Oasis provides a serene retreat, featuring a skyline view, natural light, and lush plants. The Black Box encourages focused discussions, while the Back Alley acts as a casual, collaborative hub with a relaxed atmosphere.

Work stations adjacent to the Back Alley which acts as a casual, collaborative hub

A central convienience stair was added, adjacent to the lobby and reception desk, which encourages staff to make use of both floors of the space. By incorporating and refurbishing existing elements, the new design feels familiar and infuses new life.

Cafe area with flexible modular furniture pieces and the work stations visible behind the large shelf separating the two areas
Caroline Robbie

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