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by Simon Yuen on Oct 22, 2015 in Architecture
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Studio RHE has recently renovated a group of historic London buildings to create a new workspace known as Alphabeta 

Situated at the intersection between Shoreditch and the City of London, the renovated building has attracted media, technology companies and financial sector tenants. The £48million retrofit of three separate buildings, originally built between 1910-30 and consolidated into Triton Court in the 1980s, involved a complete refurbishment and rooftop extension of the premises. The project increased the net internal area by 17 per cent to 240,000 sq-f of accommodation.

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The new design offers extensive shared work and social space, with a large selection of finishes, including exposed concrete, ceramic tile, back painted glass and charred timber create further visual variety. A key area is the nine-storey glazed atrium, which was conceived as the dynamic, social heart of the building. At ground floor level, facilities include a five metre long kitchen table, a paneled library area, a café and a basketball court, encouraging activity and interaction.

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At upper levels, the atrium is animated on the glazed east and west elevations by six cantilevered meeting rooms projecting three metres into the space.

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Cycling provision is an important component of Alphabeta's shared facilities, and because of this, a cycle ramp is installed from street level down to lower ground level, where 250 bikes can be stored.

 

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