Interior Design Magazine Highlights HOK’s Design of Hachette’s UK Headquarters
Interior Design highlights the colorful geometric patterns infused throughout HOK’s design of the UK publisher’s new headquarters in London.
Hachette’s move into Carmelite House, which is located in a prime position on Victoria Embankment and was the original headquarters of Lord Northcliffe’s publishing empire, brings together the company’s seven publishing divisions under one roof for the first time. HOK’s plan creates a work environment that enables each division to maintain its own identity within the overall Hachette brand while facilitating collaboration and a sense of community.
Using ‘the family’ as a metaphor for Hachette’s publishing divisions, HOK drew on inspiration from the design of the classic family home to create the shared and dedicated spaces. Each publishing division is seen as a family member and provided with its own designated areas, such as meeting rooms and arrival points, which encapsulate its brand personality.