After six years of development, CycleCycle has become a very influential bread brand. A new office space is a very important part of the brand upgrading strategy. The new space is located in OōEli, a landmark of art and commerce in Hangzhou.
In modern society, the way of working is more and more diversified. You can work at home or in a coffee shop. The free way of working effectively inspires many people’s work creativity. So what should a modern office space be like? What does the new space mean for company and brand? These questions are design issues that need to be considered before designing the form.
In the past six years, CycleCycle has continuously enriched its brand content, upgrading from a bread retail brand to a bread-based lifestyle brand. It has extended various activities such as breadmaking experience class and lifestyle aesthetics experience class, aiming to spread the beauty of life through bread, which has created a large group of customers and friends who love CycleCycle brand.
In addition to the qualities of a normal office space, such as rationality and efficiency, Nazodesign hopes that the new office space would also organically host CycleCycle’s rich activities and eclectic ways of working. In this space, staffs, customers and friends who accompany CycleCycle actively communicate, live and grow together, like a CycleCycle community.
CycleCycle space is divided into two functional areas： the Cycle Office for staffs and the Cycle bread living space for customers and friends. The two areas have independent entrances to ensure each other’s space does not disturb each other.
At the same time, the two areas are not strictly separated from each other. Nazodesign set up a corridor space to connect the two areas internally, ensuring the flexibility of communication between the two areas in different usage scenarios.
Nazodesign integrates trivial traffic Spaces into this corridor space, so that such corridor space has the function of connecting different areas of traffic, and at the same time, because of its unified and complete form, it can be transformed into an excellent functional area for displaying purposes, becoming an important aesthetic expression space of CycleCycle. Through the design, such Gallery space is cleverly transformed into a “Cycle Gallery”.
As the first space sequence entering the living space of Cycle bread living space, special space form can stimulate the curiosity of visitors，so that visitors can have a unique space experience. Nazodesign uses warm paint to wrap the surface of Cycle Gallery, and integrates vault, hoping to create a classical space atmosphere with a sense of ritual and immersion like Kimbell Art Museum. CycleCycle’ s collection of Japanese authors’ artifacts is quietly displayed here, complemently fitting the space.
由Cycle Gallery的弧形洞口穿入，便进入了Cycle面包生活空间的第二空间序列：可以体验面包手作课生活料理美学的Cycle Studio.
Through the curved door of Cycle Gallery, we enter the second space sequence of Cycle bread living space： Cycle Studio where we can experience the aesthetics of life cuisine of bread making class.
Cycle Studio is a “communicative space” that focuses on communication and sharing. We set it near the window to bring natural light into the space with the help of the large glass curtain wall of the building in OōEli. Wood and white are used as the main colors of the space, creating a comfortable space with affinity and warmth.
Cycle Teahouse is a mysterious place hidden in Cycle Bread living space, a tea space co-planned by CycleCycle and WUMUSUO. The space is mainly made of hand-made materials, returning to its original nature, showing a unique, quiet and serious space atmosphere.
CycleCycle founder Xiao Sheng’s office is separated by a wall from Cycle Teahouse.
Another functional area is Cycle Office.
“A Good Start”！
Nazodesign pays close attention to the mood and state of staffs when they firstly enter the office, which has a huge impact on the productivity of the day.
So Nazodesign set up a relatively open and free “park” area at the entrance of the office for communication, rest, thinking, gathering, forum… All kinds of activities can be carried out here. Nazodesign wants staffs to experience CycleCycle’s diverse lifestyle and grow here.
天目里建筑群拥有意大利Dottor Group团队打造的高品质清水混凝土结构，这既是骨架，也是极好的空间表皮。谜舍在工区部分将原建筑的混凝土梁柱结构在新空间的改造过程中都加以保留，并将它们有机的融合在Cycle Office的各个功能区域内，新作和原建筑的共同存在，使空间呈现出了灵活舒展的状态，也希望在这个空间中的员工能以更加自由愉悦的心情面对日常的工作。
Architecture in OōEli features a high-quality fair-faced concrete structure created by Dottor Group, which is both the skeleton and the skin of the space. In the work area, Nazodesign retains the concrete beam and column structure of the original building in the transformation process of the new space, and organically integrates them into each functional area of Cycle Office. The co-existence of the new and original gives the space a flexible stretch. Nazodesign also hopes that staffs in this space can face their daily work with more freedom and pleasure.
照明设计顾问： Nouveau Light Studio
Project team：Tian Shaoyin， Zeng Yuxian，Li Ran，Zhang Qing，Huo Xiaofang
Decoration Design：Zeng Yuting
Luminaire：Nouveau Light Studio
Photography：Misae Hiromatsu, Yuming Song (Beijing Ruijing Photo)