Santander Digital Hub
Irish Landscape Institute Awards 2020: Winner in Design (Overseas Project Category).
The project proposes to create an outstanding contemporary primary workplace for Santander equipped to support current and future demands of the contemporary workplace.
A balanced simplicity of design is brought to bear over the site. Spaces are appropriately scaled, providing a similar feeling of comfort if you were in an intimate courtyard or in the wider public realm beyond. The spaces are designed for familiarity and as a counterpoint to the commercial role of the facility.
Site legibility is key within the public realm; guiding principles include: the movement of people, the opportunity to stop, and the integration of sub-spaces within a cohesive whole.
There are a range of courtyard and plaza spaces within the site. They share certain characteristics such as: defining various spaces for contemplation or conversation, providing a sheltered microclimate for the comfort of visitors, providing interest through seasonal planting and judicious use of materials, and providing clearly defined spaces and secure limits.
- Location: Milton Keynes, UK
- Client: Osbourne & Co.
- Size approx.: 2.5 hectares
- Architect: LOM Architecture and Design
- Engineer: WSP
- Status: Currently under construction
- Credits: 3D and CGI views are by LOM Architecture and Design