Occupying a single floor of a 1960's building, the Caroni offices posed an interesting exercise in zoning a scissors shaped office plan. One blade of the scissors is lined up with offices, with the corporate director and manager's quarters located furthest away from the core. Unlike other similar plans, the core is located at the end of one of the blades, and not at the intersection of the two wings. This creates a unique setting with a unique architectural solution. The second blade houses auxiliary functions and areas for junior staff. The circulation areas between the two wings are treated as an event with a crooked shape or kinked circulation pattern, where the geometry suggests a public and private corridor.
Overall, the subtle use of interior architectural elements results in a very stylish work environment, ideal for office work and efficiency.
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