YLAB Creates a High-End Workplace Environment in Edge Innovation Center
Edge provides a flexible, modern, and premium work space to entrepreneurs, individuals, start-ups, fast-growing businesses, large companies, and agencies.
The project is located in Giza’s Galleria40, a brand new retail and business complex.
The 1.500 m2 space features a reception area, a large conference hall, diverse meeting rooms, seven flexible training rooms, a boardroom, modern offices in different sizes and co-working areas as well as state-of-the-art business services such as a cafeteria, lounge areas and a shop.
The client wanted to create a unique, high-end workplace environment, conceived to be Cairo‘s premier business and conferences facility.
The design idea, by YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona, consists of three large central volumes placed in the center of the space, allowing for an open space all around.
These elements, with their curved and sculptural shapes, allocate the functions that need a bigger area, and hide the vertical nuclei and the auxiliary spaces.
The closed offices are placed along the facades and use glass partitions to give them a lighter look and let the light flow in. As a result, the rest of the floor is a free flow open space full of natural Light.
The material palette reinforces the spatial concept, using the ivory white and natural tinted elm wood as its base.
The polished Capri natural limestone fits in with its warm shade, while multiplying the natural ambient light and amplifying the height of the floor.
The closed volumes are covered with satin white
Design: YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona
Area: 1.500 m2
Client: Raya Holding
Photographer: Nour El Refai
Contractor: Details Contractor
About the Designer: YLAB Arquitectos
a Spanish-German architectural design firm formed by Tobias Laarmann and Yolanda Yuste. From their studio in Barcelona, YLAB works on the design, management and construction of architecture and interior design projects.
YLAB is specialized in residential, commercial and corporate design.