VietnamWorks.com is a dynamic internet-based recruitment company. The design challenge from the client was to create a dynamic architecture that compliments the vision of the company. Together with the architectural design team everyone decided on the concept of a SOHO loft space. The concept was
attractive as it represented the client’s New York roots as well as providing an open, flexible space for the working environment. There are two main focal points of the design, the open center and the
inhabitable façade. The open center of the project is focused around a four-storey courtyard which spatially and visually interconnects the floors. The ground floor of the building is open to the public as a café and job research resource center. The ‘corporate plaza’ concept is also an extension of
the NYC corporate office theme. There are also three large interconnected meeting rooms which can accommodate meetings and job fair related events. On the upper levels open plan offices border
on the edge of the courtyard at the upper levels linked by three lightweight bridges which allow the penetration of light and air into the building. The design of the façade is based on incorporating functional zones into a three dimensional composition. The occupation of the façade is made
possible through extended the depth of the weathering surface of the building from being the thickness on an external membrane into an interactive zone 3.00 meters deep. This zone incorporates staircases, meeting rooms, drink bars, and open meeting spaces. All of these functions are then re-expressed on
the exterior of the building through modulation of the building massing and the patterns created by the external sun shading devices.