Due to the expansion of staff and significant growth of the company over the last 10 years, AVI required office extensions in order to provide adequate working space for staff and new company services. The extensions include open plan offices, a new canteen as well as multipurpose rooms. As the building contains various independent yet interacting departments, the alterations had to allow for seamless movement between spaces.
An important factor of the brief was to rebrand the building’s aesthetic to align with the company’s values and contemporary thinking. The innovative and efficient nature of the company is manifested and captured within a new building skin. The envelope of the building consists of louvres which passively control heat gain – allowing maximum heat gain in winter and maximum shade in summer. The design of the louvers on the facades has been generated by a parametric process, which ensures that the facade responds precisely to the various sun angles along the full length of the buildings' perimeter.