cooperation [hub] / Architecture and design office [a:kitekt]
Text description of the architects. Coworking Hub is a story about an architectural bureau’s desire to reach a new stage in its development phase, where, despite the difficulties and failures, it turned out to make something new interesting and unusual for local citizens.
Since the coworking space is located in the basement of a residential building, not much could be changed in the floor plan configuration, but it was still possible to divide the space into the necessary functional zones. There’s a quiet workspace in an open space and a noisy area where you can make Zoom calls. There are private offices, a meeting room, zoom rooms, an auditorium for events, a kitchen and a toilet with shower. Some open-space areas are visually separated by light ivy-covered trellis structures that create some privacy while allowing enough natural light into the common space. And there is also a mini library for visitors.
Affordable and practical materials such as wood, OSB boards, concrete and metal constructions are used in the coworking hub. Combinations of materials create a relaxed atmosphere in which representatives of different creative professions want to work. The space is decorated in neutral tones, but the accented red wall is a prominent feature of the interior design. Plants liven up the office space and create a cozy atmosphere. There was no first idea what a coworking hub could look like, everything was developed over time and ideas came spontaneously. The spatial planning and functional zones were originally planned, but the interior design was an improvisation.
For the city of Tashkent, the center is an unusual, extraordinary project that breaks with the stereotypes of the local mentality, which believes that it is only beautiful when there are classic golden-colored columns. It’s just that sometimes you get tired of the pomposity and want simplicity and lightness so that nothing distracts and does not interfere with the creation process. Hub is the place where you can focus and work undisturbed, and it’s also where you’ll find like-minded people for collaborative projects.