Dogpatch Labs is an existing co-working space in Dublin focused on the Irish tech community. They asked DUA to re-think the way they use their office spaces, in particular the event space and private meeting booths.
Our analysis of the existing office layout looked at the impacts of circulation, noise and lighting on the usable areas at Dogpatch Labs. The feasibility study identified a number of design strategies that would reboot the space, breaking them down into some key elements that offered an adaptable structure while offering a recognisable identity for the community. Our proposal presents a welcoming ambience, a more rational circulation route and a clear sequence between the reception area, communal space and onwards to the vertical circulation routes. Workers are encouraged to move between spaces easily depending on the specific activities and interactions they need to engage with. There are common areas built into the solid walls along the primary circulation route to facilitate casual work-life and create a transversal relationship with the more formal work-life. There is a soft transition between these work patterns, to offer both individual and group users a wide range of choice in their work environment.
Commercial, Fit out
Darragh Breathnach, Ciaran Molumby, Ambre Davouse
Photos by Emma Stewart