Teknion, a furniture design firm, has opened a new Toronto Collaboration Hub in the city’s downtown core. The space features several different workplace planning styles, ranging from casual and modern with an open landscape to more conservative, formal layouts.
“The Collaboration Hub exhibits the latest thinking in workplace design as we have experienced it in the field, and through the concepts our clients are asking us for in a modern workplace,” said David Feldberg, president and CEO, in a press release. “Hybrid spaces combine open and closed office strategies to accommodate the many ways that people work today, empowering employees to choose their work setting while encouraging movement and collaboration. The Hub was designed to support health, well-being and sustainability, key factors in creating warm, welcoming and productive workplaces inspired by principles of ethonomics.”
The 10,750 square-foot Hub was designed by Vanderbyl Design to create a new vision of what a workplace can be. A large lounge area is bisected by a bench table that extends the width of the showroom. On either side of the table are casual, comfortable meeting areas over natural wood flooring and millwork. The Hub also features amenities such as a coffee/wine bar and video wall.
The Collaboration Hub features Teknion’s latest workplace design concepts. One area takes a casual and modern approach to a workplace environment, featuring a playful colour palette in an open environment, while the other is a more conservative, formal work environment. Both regions feature built-in libraries with integrated seating and bookshelves.
The showroom provides panoramic views of the Toronto skyline and waterfront with floor-to-ceiling windows along three sides. The showroom’s interior is column free, which along with the large windows, allows in plenty of natural light. Teknion’s architectural glass walls form offices and conference rooms that give workers a sense of transparency and accessibility.
The Collaboration Hub is located on the 20th floor of the LEED Gold Bremner Tower at 120 Bremner Boulevard in downtown Toronto’s Southcore Financial Centre. Teknion is targeting LEED-CI Gold certification and has registered the space with the Canada Green Building Council.