Location: Riga, Latvia
Area: 835,60 m2
Team: Zane Tetere – Sulce, Linda Balode, Kristaps Sulcs, Girts Kula, Olga Ponomarjova, Marie Gembitskaya
Photo: Alvis Rozenbergs
Hi-tec but cosy and comfortable say the clients about their new Riga office. HRMNY uses AI technology to translate behavioural patterns into actionable data for personalising products and services. Open AD approached the office design with a similar level of personalisation, embracing the characteristics of the fresh, previously uninhabited space in one of Riga’s sleek Zunda Towers, which benefits from enviable views of the cityscape.
HRMNY’s workplace instils the brand’s values, supports the team and clients. Elements of design inspiration included mysticism and Chinese tea house interiors as these reflect the client’s passions.
The activity-based floor plan allocates rooms for deep work, group gatherings, phone calls and moments of rest. We distinguished the various zones by using different finishes and materials, which set the tone, help the user transition between the spaces and adopt the relevant mindset. The furniture is a combination of ready-made designer pieces and bespoke solutions, such as a moveable amphitheatre on wheels for team meetings and talks. We designed the furniture and oversaw its production in partnership with Latvia’s talented craftsmen.
As long-term clients of Open AD, the team appreciates architect Zane Tetere-Sulce for her ability to “see into the future”, creating timeless designs rooted in personalisation. They believe and hear from clients that their Riga office is among the most beautiful in the city.