Office of the Future Exhibition, Howick Place London, Workspace Design, Wallpaper Event
Office of the Future : London Exhibition
Howick Place Development – The Wallpaper* Workspace Event, London, England, UK
13 Mar 2013
Howick Place unveils the ‘Office of the Future’
The Wallpaper* Workspace
Dates: 21 – 31 Mar 2013
Venue: Howick Place, Victoria, south west London
An exhibition showcasing the ‘office of the future’ is to launch at Howick Place in Victoria, in collaboration with international design magazine Wallpaper*. The exhibition, at striking new office space Howick Place, rethinks the modern workplace – presenting a radical new vision of how and where we should spend our working lives. Launching for 10 days from 21st March, it is curated by Wallpaper’s editors, working with established and upcoming designers and award-winning architect Adam Khan.
Tony Chambers, Wallpaper* editor-in-chief comments, “The demarcations between work and home are increasingly blurred; we seem to want to domesticate the workplace and make our office environments more friendly and reflect personal tastes. Through this exhibition, we will show how personalised, cleverly domesticated workspaces can encourage creativity, motivation, loyalty and honest graft whilst simultaneously making a subtle but powerful statement about one’s identity as a business.”
The exhibition will open to the public on Saturday 23rd March, from 11am – 4pm* at Howick Place, a flagship development undertaken by Doughty Hanson and Terrace Hill within a sought-after enclave of Victoria. A key part of the district’s £2 billion renaissance, this striking building will offer just over 143,000 sq ft of Grade A office space and 23 luxury residential apartments. Inspired by an area that has become a magnet for leading luxury and fashion brands, it is a stylish light-filled environment that has been designed to be good for business.
Julian Gabriel, Head of Real Estate at Doughty Hanson, comments, “Victoria is a dynamic place – with luxury names fast replacing the drab 60’s office blocks it was once known for. Howick Place is looking toward the future and with this exciting exhibition we explore what this means for office spaces – particularly among the community of tenants it is already beginning to attract.”
The exhibition will feature specially commissioned installations with the support of the American Hardwood Export Council and timber provided by Morgan Timber. Designer Adam Khan combined natural and heat-treated American tulipwood with light American maple flooring in his design to create a warm and rich working environment. Working closely with Kent–based sculptor and fabricator Adam Kershaw, Khan has created a striking timber composition defining, dividing and connecting various work zones.
*Free entry, pre-registration essential by e-mailing howickplace(at)thecommunicationgroup.co.uk
Truly international, consistently intelligent and hugely influential, Wallpaper* is the world’s most important design and style magazine. It attracts the most sophisticated global audience by constantly pushing into new creative territories and ensuring its coverage of everything from architecture to motoring, fashion to travel, and interiors to jewellery remains unrivalled. Wallpaper* has readers in 93 countries and has enjoyed unparalleled success in reaching the design elite right across the globe.
To Wallpaper*, the world is one seamless marketplace, where consumers flit from one destination to the next, easily cross physical borders and cultural divides, and flirt with a variety of different brands, both established and undiscovered. With 12 themed issues a year, a limited-edition cover by a different artist or designer each month, over 800,000 Twitter followers and a monthly iPad edition, Wallpaper* has evolved from style bible to internationally recognised brand.
About Doughty Hanson & Co Real Estate
Doughty Hanson & Co Real Estate (“DHCRE”) is a pioneer in pan-European private equity real estate with a 13-year track record of opportunistic investing.
The DHCRE team operates out of a network of offices in the UK, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Sweden. DHCRE invests primarily in two sectors – offices and retail – including income producing assets as well as development.
Over the last decade, DHCRE’s two real estate funds have invested more than €675 million of equity in 35 investments across 10 countries.
DHCRE’s investments in the UK include Howick Place in London SW1 and Kings Hill Business Park in West Malling, Kent.
About Terrace Hill
Terrace Hill Group Plc is a regionally based UK property development and investment group with offices in London, Teesside, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow. Terrace Hill Group also manage a commercial development programme and a commercial investment portfolio.
About American Hardwood Export Council
For over 20 years the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has been at the forefront of wood promotion in Europe, successfully building a distinctive and creative brand for U.S. hardwoods. AHEC’s support for creative design projects such as the Wallpaper* Workspace demonstrate the performance potential of these sustainable materials and provide valuable inspiration.
americanhardwood.org / @ahec_europe
28 Nov + 7 Nov 2012
Howick Place London
Announcing Howick Place – Flagship development at Victoria’s new cultural quarter
Design: Rolfe Judd Architecture
Doughty Hanson and Terrace Hill announce the launch of a new landmark building at 1-5 Howick Place. The flagship development sits at the heart of Victoria’s new ‘cultural quarter’ and is an important part of the area’s £2 billion renaissance.
Howick Place is beginning to gain recognition as a sought-after destination among a community of stylish tenants. It has already attracted international auction house Phillips de Pury, the design studio of Marc Newson and HQ’s of luxury brands Tom Ford and Jimmy Choo – with Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Moët Hennessy and Richemont a stone’s throw away.
Howick Place design : Rolfe Judd
Location: 1-7 Howick Place, London, UK
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