Coworking Duque de Rivas - refurbishment

Client: Utopicus

Location: C/ Duque de Rivas, Madrid

Completion: 2015

Team: [Juana Canet + Elena Gómez + Ruth Cuenca]

Collaborators: Pablo Sánchez Romo + Rosalía Borrué

Area: 650 m2

Photography: Jesús Varillas

Utopic_Us is a community of co-workers who share space, activities and interests in the centre of Madrid. We carried out a participatory design process with the co-workers of each space to learn about their needs and aspirations for the space.

The refurbishment project is based on the idea of ‘community’ as the organizer of spaces, creating different zones with different spatial qualities that are interpreted as constellations of knowledge. This concept translates spatially into points of exchange where the community members share knowledge, leisure or relaxing moments.

The project includes lighting design that recreates the idea of stellar constellations which give character to the different areas for the community.

The furniture design re-uses and transforms the furniture created for a previous fair and exhibition. New screens, mobile lockers, shelves and storage units are designed to adapt the space to the needs of the Utopic_Us community.