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  • 1. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Interior Architecture
  • 2. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Mixed Use ”At HKR the focus of interior architecture is to understand the Offices client’s brand, image and culture and to translate these into a Residential place that is grounded in commercial reality and designed to Retail support the client’s strategies.“ Masterplanning & Urban Design Dr Sandra O’Connell — Editor, Architecture Ireland Hotels & Resorts Education Health Interior Architecture HKR Architects is an international architecture and design practice with offices in Dublin, London, Manchester, Belfast, Prague and Bucharest. HKR’s portfolio of projects spans several sectors – mixed use, offices, residential, retail, hotels & resorts, education and health. The practice has dedicated capabilities in masterplanning & urban Interior Architecture design and in Public Private Partnership projects. It also specialises in the design and fitout of interiors for all types of buildings. HKR has been designing buildings and environments since 1992 and has gained award-winning status internationally, providing design-led solutions that are functional and commercial, and highly specific to clients’ needs.
  • 3. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Interior Architecture At HKR we have a dynamic and creative team of interior designers who provide the very best design solutions for our clients. Our Interior Architecture philosophy is simple. We believe that the internal environment is key to achieving a successful building and ultimately a successful business. Understanding the client is paramount to the way we design. We recognise the importance of creating an interior that responds to a business vision, culture and values, and that connects with the people who use it. Our Interior Architecuture professionals offer expertise in three key sectors – Workplace, Retail and Hospitality. As the workplace becomes less formal, highly flexible and more about choice, and the hotel and home increasingly need the ability to support work, life and leisure time, there is a ‘lifestyle’ model that is rapidly changing. Interior Architecture at HKR is able to deliver projects that respond and drive this ever changing landscape. 01 01 O2 Retail Concept Store
  • 4. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 01 Key Services Our Interior Architecture team offers clients a wide ranging design service. We have in-depth expertise in the We help our clients create better Workplace, Retail and Hospitality sectors. environments by offering the following We recognise that our practice of design core services: and architecture is a collaborative process, where we work in partnership with › Due diligence & building acquisition our clients. › Client briefing › Interior design/architecture › FF&E design › Space analysis & workplace strategy › Post occupancy › Branding 01 Max Europe, Dublin
  • 5. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Design Principles Our designers have a wide range of experience in engaging with client teams and user groups to deliver exciting, informed and accountable solutions. We draw upon our experience to make the delivery of a building as simple, professional and involving as we can for the clients. Our designers deliver environments of Our designers are often called upon to help Sustainability — HKR recognises the the future. improve the architectural envelope and importance of sustainability, not just for enhance it to better suit the needs of the the environment, but also for the often We set out below the fundamental occupier. We draw upon our experience forgotten angle of social sustainability. points we look at on each of our projects, of architectural commissions to produce We aim to work with the client team and whether it be for a headquarters building, spaces which are an efficient interpretation work within their budget to produce an a hotel or a retail outlet – the same of the organisation’s physical requirements. environment which enhances the daily principles apply. lives of its workforce whilst minimising its A complete synthesis of structure, impact on the external world. To produce an elegant concept — We turn services and workspace — Modern the brief into an elegant concept which interiors and the buildings they occupy are Listen — This is the true starting point to is both architectural and commercially becoming increasingly complex and flexible. all projects. To produce a successful interior robust; ambitious, desirable and deliverable The trend is for the complexities to continue we must first understand the what, who and in equal measures. Clarity of form and to grow. The last decade has seen a why a new interior is required. We recognise function without architectural gesture profound change in the demands occupiers the importance of empowering the client will lead to an exciting and sustainable place upon the spaces with which they to hear their views, their desires and their proposal. We believe that it is important work. A thorough understanding of modern vision for the organisation. We are designers to constantly test and refine the essential building systems is essential, from structural and we understand the best brief comes components of our interior concepts principles through to the building fabric and from the client and the entire organisation. through our technical understanding. their seamless integration. This allows us to control capital costs, costs in use and To produce an efficient building — Any to anticipate the changing nature of the interior commission must maximise the workplace. A holistic view of the buildings chosen building’s envelope. We aim to engineering system and the spaces they maximise the usable floor area available. serve is essential on every project.
  • 6. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Strategic Brief Taking Top Floor Staff workspace Client workspace Kitchen At HKR we understand how crucial it is for any organisation to create a work space that responds to the ever-changing needs of its work force and the demands of increased costs for property and facilities. Our team has an excellent track record of creating advanced working strategies for different clients, both in the public and private sectors. Seventh Floor The work place strategy should meet your Staff workspace Staff post & Staff deli Staff shower organisation objectives and have a direct print room and measurable effect on your business performance, culture and quality of work life. Through analysis and evaluation we are able to advise on working environments which integrate people, work flow process, property and technology to enhance business performance. The work place strategy Shared reception sets a framework to align your property Lifts for clients and staff requirements to your organisation objectives. Client workspace Ground Floor Staff workspace Typical floor uses Staff arrival Client arrival
  • 7. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Director Team Leader Jet Setter Flexible Character Resident Space Planning These workstations are designated team positions for people who spend the majority of their time in the office. In this diagram the workstations are larger to reflect the amount of time spent in the office, however this HKR’s advanced work place strategy will also depend on the type of role carried out by allows organisations to space plan their each person. office more efficiently. The traditional office design allows one desk per person. These workstations are non-designated team Our studies show that in most cases position for Jet Setters and Flexible Characters. around 40% of desks are empty at any one time. This inefficient planning strategy This area is a non-designated non-team specific is both costly for accommodation and touch-down area. It could be used for group work, limiting in terms of expansion and growth. 1:1 meetings, internal meetings or breakout space, as well as touch-down desks. By profiling the people who use the space, an organisation can tailor the work space People working in this area would use a centralised to suit the requirements of individuals. area for storage and would have the use of a laptop People who are out and about can share and mobile phone. desk space, whilst those who are more resident have permanent positions. The table/desking system will differ from the designated and non-designated workstations. Providing more touch-down space and The benefit of this space is that people who spend meeting pods will help people work in the majority of their working week in the office – different ways, not only at their desk. Again Residents and Team Leaders – can use it when it is this work pattern has long lasting benefits not in use by Jet Setters and Flexible Characters. to any organisation’s property strategy. These are two non-designated quiet rooms for private 1:1 discussions, private telephone conversations or periods of quiet working.
  • 8. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Workplace
  • 9. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 Hibernian Insurance HKR Architects completed the interior broker meeting rooms, business lounge fitout of the new corporate headquarters and reception areas, open-plan working for Hibernian Insurance. environments with juice bars, a gym and a client entertainment suite. The 200,000 sq ft project was the largest office fitout in Dublin in 2006. The outcome is an impressive headquarters with a premium bespoke From brief to completion in just 14 interior, specifically tailored to Hibernian’s months, facilities at the new headquarters changing needs. include a 250 seat restaurant, coffee bars, 01 Reception waiting area 02 Main reception
  • 10. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE 01 02 03 Design Brief Hibernian undertook a property review which found that operations were dispersed across many dated facilities throughout Dublin city. HKR’s brief was to bring all the existing facilities together within a new building in the centre of Dublin and provide a centrally visible modern headquarters which facilitated the ongoing growth and continuous change through the use and layout of its premises. The key driver for the interior of the headquarters was to have a place of work which would foster, reflect and enhance the many cultural changes that Hibernian has recently gone through whilst offering highly flexible space on each of the building’s seven floors. The interior design needed to reflect Hibernian’s modern, flexible and efficient business whilst still recognising its historical Irish roots. The overall building needed to enhance the daily lives of those who use the building, both workers and visitors. Also, the internal space needed to be designed to reward and encourage interaction. 01 Interior detail 02 Staff and client breakout areas 03 Informal meeting space
  • 11. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE 01 Design Solution Partitions along the street are glazed full The modular nature of the planning height as are the opposing walls opening grid and services layout provide an Our client was concerned about staff on to the main office spaces. Cross walls infrastructure that allows the end user to interaction and connectivity when the floor are solid and comprise standard depth or reorganise space literally overnight with no plates of two adjoining blocks were joined 0.8m deep ‘intelligent’ walls that house necessity to enter the floor or ceiling void. to provide a single space of approximately technical equipment for the larger rooms. Services can simply be adapted to cater for 27,000 sq ft per floor. Additionally, of The ‘intelligent’ walls are constructed altered room configuration by the building primary concern was the traditionally in such a way that modular tiles can be management system. high cost of providing for churn in the changed to entrance accessories or finishes office environment. depending on the room designation. In essence, the need for disruptive and costly demolition or alterations to HKR Architects took both these important Social spaces in the form of coffee, services is eliminated and, in all this, a brief requirements and provided an copying, informal meeting spaces are pleasant, comfortable and flexible working integrated design solution that satisfies both. inserted along the street between the environment is provided that will meet the ‘buildings’ and provide for informal and ever-changing organisational needs of We introduced a generous ‘street’ that formal interaction that help build the team. the client. runs from the front to rear of the building, 02 parallel to the west boundary of the site. At nearly 100 feet long, it provides a visual link between different parts of the floor plate. Running along either side of the street are ‘buildings in a building’ which are set out on a 2m module. Lighting, power data and HVAC are set out on this module as are sound baffles in the floor and ceiling voids. We adapted a proprietary partition system to sit in the module providing cellular spaces of 2, 4 and 6m x 4m that are designated as 1 to 1, 8 & 12 person meeting rooms respectively. Director offices are also designed to sit in the 6 x 4m module. Thus the building perimeter 01 Atrium is left free of cellular interruption. 02 Typical floorplan
  • 12. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 Freetrade Exchange This recently completed project has As with many historic buildings within become a landmark conversion of a historic Manchester city centre, the existing building, warehouse into a commercial office space known as Harvester House, was virtually in the centre of Manchester. The challenge a no-go area for anyone who is mobility in converting this building into a state-of- impaired. HKR was tasked with overcoming the-art commercial office space was to a rise of over 1.3 meters from street level to retain all the character and charm of the the base of building circulation within a zone existing build whilst making it relevant to only 2.2 metres deep. the demanding occupier’s needs. One of the key strategies taken by our This meant not only completely reworking designers was to move the entrance away the building to improve grades of space from its original location and make use of and the infrastructure but also creating the the original carriage entrance. This simple building brand in its own right in order for it yet significant move enabled the building to appeal to the image-conscious financial and its users to circulate through a purpose and professional services sector. built reception space and ascend the half level to the original vertical circulation route in style, irrespective of disability. 01 Entrance lobby 02 Meeting area
  • 13. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 Arthur Cox Arthur Cox, one of Ireland’s leading law A new client reception, suite of meeting firms, appointed HKR in 2007 to develop rooms and large conferencing areas were a strategic brief to assist in their search provided along with upgraded catering for a new headquarters building that facilities. A restrained palette of understated would reflect and enhance their corporate quality materials was used to visually image, culture and values. enhance the spaces, as well as making them suitable as a working environment. Our team worked closely with Arthur Cox in the form of interviews, visioning A rigorous and accountable process of workshops, benchmarking tours and furniture selection was undertaken to reports to develop a strategic brief that ensure suitability for heavy working use informed their ideal building. and to meet aesthetic, programme and cost parameters. In tandem with this important exercise, HKR was also engaged to refurbish and The result is a bright contemporary series extend the client facilities in Arthur of spaces that are understated and elegant Cox’s existing premises. We used the in their appearance and this reflects the information gathered during the strategic aspirations of the client and meets the briefing stages to inform our design, taking requirements of the brief, which was to test cognisance of operational issues as well as strategies, materials and furniture for the providing a space that reflects the culture new headquarters building. and values of the organisation. 01 Client areas 02 Reception and waiting area
  • 14. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 01 Ministry of Defence HKR is designing the new interior fitout The design concept of Air, Land and Sea for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) at has been devised to enrich the interior Walker House in Liverpool. experience – allowing for branding and way-finding opportunities to weave In response to the client’s requirements, through with the architectural forms. This 02 HKR’s proposals for the 70,000 sq ft office concept has been elaborated to contrast a include flexible space which embraces bold and graphical scheme with a simple 03 informal staff breakout areas, meeting palette of materials, providing a bright and points and an open-plan workspace for functional design scheme that responds 600 staff. to the future business requirements and aspirations of the MoD. The four floors of tenant space also comprise a reception area, training suite and a considerable IT data centre which serves the organisation on a global scale. 01 Ground floor signing details 02 Public areas 03 Reception and entrance lobby
  • 15. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 Max Europe HKR has recently completed Max Europe’s new headquarters facility in Dublin. This is HKR’s second fitout for Max Europe and we are delighted to have delivered another world-class facility to support their business requirements. Our client’s brief was to design an office space that would act both as a front of house client-facing facility and also as a space to support the different business strands within the organisation. The fitout comprises a unique reception space that acts as a stunning foil to the restrained offices beyond. A separate meeting suite is housed on an adjacent floor with meeting rooms grouped around a communal breakout area that is complete with soft seating and a sleek coffee bar. 01 Informal meeting area 02 Reception area
  • 16. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE 01 02 The design philosophy for this fitout takes its cue from the architecture of the building in which it sits. The sharp angles and deconstructed nature of the wall construction in the main public area grow out of a double height entrance space that appears to take an angled ‘bite’ out of the footplate of the building. What appears to be a complicated series of planes that flow from this ‘bite’ is in fact simply detailed and finished so that it connects with the office spaces in a comfortable yet dynamic manner. Monolithic finishes in the form of a poured resin floor, an expanse of black back-painted glass and polished plaster surfaces enhance the edgy contemporary feel of the space. 01 Staff room 02 Corridor detail
  • 17. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 myBÜRO Nikal commissioned HKR to explore a Nikal has purchased various sites in concept of improving office provisions which to fully realise the brand. The first for small scale companies. Small offices is a £600,000 fitout on Market Street, are generally only available in expensive Altrincham, with over 8,600 sq ft of serviced premises which are often of a lettable space, which is now in the process lower image than the occupier would of delivery on site. desire. Our client was keen to provide a real alternative with attractive benefits. The Market Street project consists of landscaped gardens, concierge service, HKR’s analysis of the market identified meeting rooms, and twelve purchasable that small companies wanted to improve suites each delivered to the highest of quality of life at work irrespective of design standards. The Market Street design location. HKR’s proposals demonstrate draws upon the brand and the aspiration that by sharing front of house facilities, of Boutique Hotel Chic to create its unique such as reception, meeting and breakout angle on office living which makes the spaces, the small business owner does decision to own a suite both a head and not have to compromise on image, and heart one. can in turn present the perception of being bigger than they actually were. Additional benefits of providing an investment vehicle, a mouldable environment and being located within a shared neighbourhood of likeminded businesses will help enhance a client’s market position. 01 Interior detail 02 Reception
  • 18. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – WORKPLACE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 Walker House HKR’s brief from the client UK Land & Property was to refurbish and restore Walker House into 220,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation within the existing listed façade of this building. An analysis of the existing building’s infrastructure highlighted the two key challenges as improving the vertical circulation and the lift traffic through the building. HKR’s design overcomes these challenges and will provide increased flexibility to sub-divide the floors, allowing for either large open-plan occupancy or smaller cellular offices and meeting room suites. Walker House is to be transformed into a flexible modern building. 01 Waiting area 02 Reception
  • 19. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Retail
  • 20. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – RETAIL HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 O2 Retail Concept Store HKR Interior has designed the new O2 Retail Concept Store. Three of the newly designed O2 stores are now in place and the interior design concept is to be rolled- out across Ireland’s sixty O2 retail outlets. This innovative concept store provides the customer with a total communication solution and a great place to shop, work, browse and engage. The design provides staff with the best possible tools to serve customer requirements in the form of an interactive display and demonstration space, point of sale consoles, an inviting sales counter, and consultation spaces that allow the customer to dwell and ultimately make the correct choice for their needs. 01 Store display 02 Store entrance
  • 21. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – RETAIL HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – RETAIL 02 The environment is created through the 01 use of translucent graphic sheets that penetrate the space from which the O2 message is communicated in a unique and highly dynamic fashion. The colours used throughout are the O2 palette, incorporating the master brand blue while allowing new suggestions with experiments in browns, coffees and greens. The concept demands that the lighting be ambient whilst also highlighting focus where necessary. This innovative concept store provides the customer with a total communication solution and a great place to shop, work, browse and engage. 01 Point of sale diplays 02 Store ‘heart’ zone
  • 22. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – RETAIL HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 Blacktie Concept Store The interior design for the Blacktie The waxed ebony timber finishes contrast Concept Store was developed with with the subtle tones and sensitive textures the client to ensure HKR’s unique of the fabric, wall and floor coverings and understanding of Blacktie’s core brand this in turn communicates a confidence offer, supported by the complementary and style expected of such a premier well established brand of Henry Jermyn. retail environment. Being a premier tailored shirt brand, Henry Jermyn brings with it a special luxury that requires a particular style of retail design. The bright and exciting retail solution, featuring a transparent glass staircase, presents the customer with a dynamic retail experience where they have visibility through the mirror panelled stairwell to the decadent male grooming bar, additional product offerings, and lavish fitting rooms below. 01 Garment display modules 02 Fitting rooms
  • 23. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – RETAIL HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 The scale of the space is cleverly augmented with the use of polished chrome and mirrors throughout, providing the customer with numerous opportunities to view not only the garments but also themselves from as many best vantage points as possible. The custom-designed store furniture – in the form of service counters that provide combined counter store and display space, garment fixtures and fittings – allow for best presentation of the product and demonstrate a sharp and clever approach to a utility requirement. 01 The bright and exciting retail solution, featuring a transparent glass staircase, presents the customer with a dynamic retail experience. 01 Stairwell detail 02 Men’s grooming display
  • 24. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE Hospitality
  • 25. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – HOSPITALITY HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 Kingswood Hotel HKR Architects designed the Kingswood The exising farmhouse and the new Hotel in West Dublin, which opened in modern hotel extension are joined by a early 2007. The interior architecture was glazed corridor that provides a walk-way also created and implemented by HKR’s link. In the old house, the original features Interior Architecture team. have been retained, including cornices, skirtings, window shutters and the main This modern boutique hotel was designed stairs. The restaurant benefits from a to complement the Kingswood Farmhouse high-hipped ceiling that is highlighted to which it is now attached. The restored with contemporary chandeliers and Georgian farmhouse blends seamlessly large shades. with the vibrant modern building and the composition creates a diverse and dynamic setting for the 129-bedroom hotel. 01 Restaurant entrance 02 Bedroom wing exterior
  • 26. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – HOSPITALITY HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – HOSPITALITY 02 03 The focal point in the lobby is the 2.5m Extensive landscaping works have been high hand-trufted rug on the wall. This undertaken. The bar and restaurant open is offset against crimson red aximinister out onto a sunken garden which includes carpet and contrasting light beige marble fountains and outdoor seating. The garden tiles. The meeting rooms are semi-open, is enclosed by mature trees and a rubble built with full height glazed partitions. stone wall which was rebuilt from the stone of the original garden wall. The bedroom corridors are bright and welcoming, and the guestrooms are In the interior of Kingswood Hotel, HKR’s uncluttered with a sense of freshness. careful use of materials and confident detailing provides a high quality environment Feature retro black and white wall coverings which belies its budget status. A seamless 04 add to the drama and richness of each interface between the existing historic room in the old house whereas in the new listed element of the building and the new extension, the colour palette is subtle and bedrooms is achieved by creative attention elegant. The ground floor bar is screened to detail. off by a series of feature full height copper metal meshes which gives an informal and yet intimate setting for people gathering. 01 01 Bar seating detail 02 Exterior courtyard 03 Reception and waiting area 04 Dinning room
  • 27. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – HOSPITALITY HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 The Shelbourne Hotel In 2001 HKR Architects was appointed HKR’s redesign of the hotel involved to extend and refurbish the landmark extensive refurbishment of the existing and heritage 5-star Shelbourne Hotel in public areas including restaurants, bars, the historic centre of Dublin, beside health spa, conference facilities, the St Stephens Green. This was the first addition of a 7 storey 100 bedroom major remodelling of the property wing over two basement levels, and the since 1860. construction of a new ballroom over a new basement, all within this protected With an €80 million revamp that blends structure. The total number of bedrooms classical elegance and new generation and suites in the hotel is now 265. 5-star flourishes, The Shelbourne Hotel reopened in 2007 under the Marriott During the project programme, HKR brand as a Renaissance Hotel. evolved and expanded the design to include additional bedrooms, more HKR’s remodelling of the hotel, which has basement areas, the layout for a new increased in size by over 67,000 sq ft to ballroom, and the lowering of existing 240,000 sq ft, has greatly enhanced and basement levels to provide enhanced expanded the functional elements while headroom. The scope of refurbishment also retaining the essential spirit and in the existing heritage areas of the atmosphere that makes The Shelbourne wing also increased to include the Hotel what it is. complete replacement of all electrical and mechanical systems in the hotel. 01 Reception 02 Hotel lounge
  • 28. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – HOSPITALITY HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 Marriott Ashbourne The Marriott Ashbourne, designed by The atrium commands a great presence HKR Architects, opened in 2007. This in the centre of the hotel – its angled large 4-star hotel provides a new iconic geometry is a fitting centrepiece to the gateway to the town of Ashbourne, Co overall composition of the hotel. Meath, north of Dublin. The hotel sits on an 8 acre site and is a standalone structure on this Greenfield site. The design of the Marriott Ashbourne is arranged around a spectacular central atrium providing a unique signature to this landmark building. The 160,000 sq ft hotel contains 148 bedrooms as well as bars, restaurants and extensive leisure facilities. The hotel design includes a six storey building – a four storey bedroom block over a two storey base containing all public function areas. There are three bedroom wings, which are arranged in a pin-wheel configuration of finger blocks coming off the central atrium and stair/lift core. This allows for vertical circulation throughout the hotel. 01 Hotel bedroom 02 Building exterior and entrance
  • 29. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – HOSPITALITY HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 The atrium commands a great presence in the centre of the hotel – its angled geometry is a fitting centrepiece to the overall composition of the hotel. The public facilities include function rooms, bars, restaurants and a leisure centre with swimming pool. There are over 8,500 sq ft of meeting space in the Business Centre, with 8 meeting rooms. There are also 325 surface car parking spaces. The hotel will draw its clientele from tourism and for the use of its conference and function room facilities, plus from the local population for membership of the swimming pool and fitness centre. 01 01 Hotel fitness area 02 Atrium entrance
  • 30. HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – HOSPITALITY HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE 02 01 Smithfield Hotel HKR Architects designed the Smithfield Materials and finishes are cool, minimalist Hotel, which opened in 2006. The and contemporary, with stone floors, interior architecture was also created decorative glass and a carefully selected and implemented by HKR’s Interior furniture package that provide a luxurious Architecture team. but serviceable environment. The 100 bedroom hotel is being operated The success of the project is confirmed by by Choice Hotels under their Comfort Choice Hotels decision to use this hotel as Inn brand. a benchmark for all Choice Hotel interior fitouts going forward. The client brief was to design a 4-star hotel on a 3-star budget. Careful detailing with confident use of materials and finishes provides a completed product that puts this particular budget hotel into the city centre boutique market. 01 Reception 02 Restaurant
  • 31. Our Offices dublin belfast hkr architects hkr architects 5 Schoolhouse Lane, 9 - 13 Waring Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Belfast BT1 2DW, Northern Ireland. T: +353 (0)1 663 6400 T: +44 (0)28 9082 0900 F: +353 (0)1 663 6401 F: +44 (0)28 9082 0901 E: dublin@hkrarchitects.com E: belfast@hkrarchitects.com london prague hkr architects hkr prague s.r.o. Studio 7, Wootton Street, Myslbek, Na Pr íkope 19, ˇ ˇ London SE1 8TG, UK. 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic. T: +44 (0)20 7902 2770 T: +420 234 718 600 F: +44 (0)20 7902 2771 F: +420 234 718 699 E: london@hkrarchitects.com E: prague@hkrarchitects.com manchester bucharest hkr architects hkr architects romania s.r.l. The Pinnacle, 73 King Street, Strada Povernei 15-17, Floor 5, Ap 9, Manchester M2 4NG, UK. Bucharest 1, Romania. T: +44 (0)161 830 1850 T: +40 (0)21 313 1353 F: +44 (0)161 839 3056 F: +40 (0)21 313 1354 E: manchester@hkrarchitects.com E: bucharest@hkrarchitects.com WWW.HKRARCHITECTS.COM
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HKR : INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE OUR CLIENTS — 02 IRELAND : A CAFFERKEY DEVELOPMENTS : ACC BANK : ADEPT CONSULTING : ADVANTAGE TECHNICAL CONSULTING : AGAR ESTATE AGENTS : AIB : ALANIS : ALBION ENTERPRISES : ALBURN : ALDAR PROPERTIES PJSC : ALEXANDER & LAW : ALLIED LONDON : AMICUS GROUP : ANALYTIC : ANDOREY DEVELOPMENTS : ANGLO IRISH BANK : API : APSYS : ARGENT GROUP : ARNOLD COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT : ARNOTTS : ARTHUR COX : ARTISAN : ASCON ROHCON : AWAS IRELAND : AWG : AZTEC PROPERTIES : BALLYMUN REGENERATION : BANK OF IRELAND : BANK OF SCOTLAND : BANNON COMMERCIAL : BARBARY : BARRATT WEST LONDON : BARRETSTOWN : BEARING POINT : BELLWAY : BENNETT DEVELOPMENTS : BERMONDSEY DEVELOPMENTS : BEWLEYS : BIBLICO HOLDINGS : BL BEARA : BLACK HOLDINGS : BLACKTIE : BOND DAVIDSON : BOVALE DEVELOPMENTS : BOWEN CONSTRUCTION : BRAY TOWN COUNCIL : BRIAN O’DONNELL & PARTNERS : BRIDE STREET PARTNERSHIP : BRITE SAVERS : BRITISH LAND : BROADFIELD DEVELOPMENTS : BROOKES PARTNERSHIP : BRUNTWOOD : BURKE 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