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#MeetTheTeam behind Hotspot Skyhub – Ece Öner

Interview with Ece Öner – Architect for the new location 

1. What is your part in the Hotspot Skyhub project?
I am an architect contributing and collaborating on the architectural drawings both in the definitive phase and in the construction phase of the Hotspot Skyhub project.

2. What are some innovative features that you brought here?
We as biroarchitetti look for realizing our ideas with solutions that are flexible; solutions made with components that are reversible for a possible future change of use. In this case, we work with modular solutions, using elements like glass partitions, gypsumboard walls, and even at a more detailed level, as lighting units, we chose a system that gives us the freedom to design in a reversible way.

3. What do you think about the project, space, and location of Hotspot Skyhub?
The overall renovation project aims to create co-working spaces that provide a wide range of order of the space, for any possible use scenario, meanwhile proposing common recreational spaces that provide areas for a pause and chit-chat.
The Orhideea Towers, being in the heart of the city of Bucharest, let the users experience urban life at its best; especially by giving the chance to examine a beautiful sunset and the skyline of the city. Yet, this renders the design of common recreational spaces of Hotspot Skyhub to engage with the city that lives out there, by creating these spaces oriented towards the lively views of the city.

 

 

#MeetTheTeam behind Hotspot Skyhub – Stefan Davidovici

Interview with Stefan Davidovici – Architect for the new location 

1. What is your part in the Hotspot Skyhub project?
Together with my colleagues in the team of Biroarchitetti, a Milan-based architecture office, we provide the design of the Hotspot Skyhub space, with all its details, all the way from concept to the end of the building process.

2. What are some innovative features that you brought here?
Innovation is inherent to all our projects because we always try to approach all our projects as if they were the first projects of their kind we have ever made. This – together with the constant, lively dialogue with the client that is essential in the design of Hotspot Skyhub – allows us to customize, adapt, research, and invent constantly.

3. What do you think about the project, space, and location of Hotspot Skyhub?
The project? I like it, of course! 🙂 The space is generous and full of light. I think it’s one of the most beautiful spaces I have worked with. But first of all, I’m a mountaineer, fascinated by heights and by panoramas and by the sky, and Hotspot Skyhub has them all.

4. You also worked on the Hotspot Workhub project. Can you tell us what both of the projects have in common and what are the highlights of each project individually?

Each Hotspot is born in a different space and has different requirements, but all share some common DNA which I will try to describe: The Hotspots are born from the vision, effort, fight, and perseverance of Tudor Popp. I guess that us, the whole design team at Biroarchitetti, and Tudor, have in common the wish to keep our heads in the clouds and our feet firmly on the ground at the same time. The two Hotspots – as hopefully others will be in the future – definitely reflect this combination. They are perfectible, flexible, ever-changing machines made to help actual human beings work in the most enjoyable and efficient way possible.

 

 

#MeetTheTeam behind Hotspot Skyhub – Gavril Cornelius

Interview with Gavril Cornelius – Gardner for the new location 

1. What is your part in the Hotspot Skyhub project?
My wish is to bring a piece of “Nature as Self-Care” to the Hotspot’s offices.
This is, after all, your indoor garden and dream space, and I want you to feel you are part of the design process.
All my life I have been interested in and worked in gardens, gardening, landscaping, and indoor-garden design.
So, I am the “green thumb” of this project.

2. What are some innovative features that you brought here?
In an indoor space, a plant can be a garnish on a dresser or the theme for the entire space and anywhere in between. Indoor green spaces inside the workplace make your day much more enjoyable and healthy. Incorporating nature by adding more flowers and other greenery to an indoor space not only improves health and wellness, but it can also increase productivity. Plants have the ability to directly bring green, living nature into the indoor environment.

3. What do you think about the project, space, and location of Hotspot Skyhub?
In the last few years, the office space became a powerful tool to foster engagement, inspire innovation, and drive productivity. In Hotspot’s case, I like the way the whole workplace was redesigned to support organizational priorities. There are certain design elements you can expect in a modern office, like the space, the furniture, the air, the light etc. But some of the most successful companies in the world incorporate indoor plants and courtyard landscaping into their office layouts. This is also because studies show that plants help enhance employees’ health and well-being by decreasing carbon dioxide levels.

 

 

#MeetTheTeam behind Hotspot Skyhub – Pauline Roussel

Interview with Pauline Roussel – Co-Author of “Around The World in 250 Coworking Spaces”

1. What is your part in the Hotspot Skyhub project?
I am helping the Hotspot team with the overall experience they offer to their community. While at the beginning we started with Hotspot Workhub (the first location of Hotspot), we now have the great challenge to create an experience that will be as outstanding as in the first space, while also connecting both locations so members can interact with each other and network.

2. What are some innovative features that you brought here?
Our work with the operational team is probably more subtle than the architecture or interior design work, meaning it might not be something that you can see directly but let’s say that we focused on the tiny little details of members’ experiences to make sure that from day one, they can have a seamless experience and focus on what matters most: growing their business.

3. What do you think about the project, space and location of Hotspot Skyhub?
I am really excited about this new opening and can’t wait to see it for myself. The entire team has worked really hard in bringing to life yet another outstanding workspace in Bucharest and I am sure that future members will have an outstanding experience and… an outstanding view!

 

 

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