How do you turn an old jeans factory into a workplace that inspires? The building of the McCann World Group headquarters in Madrid did just that, and beautifully so. Studio Banana developed an extraordinary design for the loft-like space, and NUSSLI turned the blueprints into reality. To be precise, NUSSLI planned and manufactured 68 entirely different huts and 170 tables for the advertising agency’s 6,000-square-meter office space.
Not only were the panelings — wood, tile, glass, steel sheeting, textile, polycarbonate — of the different room units were different, but so were their uses and hence their interior fittings. For the supporting structure of the huts alone, which will be used as individual offices, meeting rooms, workshops, printer stations, storage areas, and training rooms, the NUSSLI team installed almost five kilometers of wooden beams and just under three kilometers of steel pipe. The tables were also anything but conventional; the architects designed exclusively for this project special tables made of wood and steel in various sizes and with additional features such as textile partitions, utensil holders and hatches that hide the electrical installations.
With so few standard designs and so many variations, it is all the more impressive that it only took 12 weeks from the day the green light was given until 600 persons moved into their new workspaces.