With the ever-growing increase in urban population and depletion of resources, the need for multifunctional spaces – specifically in commercial, office and educational sectors – is continually more important. Designing and building effective and efficient spaces always brings new challenges, which we’re happy to rise to at Blackrock Architecture Ltd. But the question remains – how? How do you design a space that’s multipurpose, without losing space or style?
Multipurpose spaces integrate several functions within the same space, and sometimes at the same time. Their adaptability can let communities build areas that serve a variety of purposes and shape urban growth. Adapting key areas where people interact with each other, such as conference areas, workstations or kitchen environments can lower the stress of employees. Blackrock Architecture Ltd can provide space-efficient storage solutions, so that you can utilise areas of your site, so extensions or internal structure changes integrate seamlessly with existing facilities – creating spaces where employees or clients can collaborate. Some of the additional benefits of a multipurpose space are:
- Host multiple functions throughout the year
- Avoid renting out other spaces, such as conference rooms and meeting rooms
- Reduce time and costs of planning events
- Curate spaces to display your products
It can feel overwhelming managing the budget of a multifunctional project, so taking certain considerations in the early stages of the design is important – such as the amount of space you’re working with, and the scaffolded structure of the building (load-bearing walls etc).
For example, one of the considerations we make when creating multipurpose spaces, is making sure that power is available where you need it. Designing a space to have multiple sockets, so as to avoid the constant need for extension cables, is such a simple solution and means that no matter whether you’re moving furniture to suit a different use of the space, or projecting a presentation, you’re ready to go within a few minutes.
And, of course, designing your space to be visually appealing is important too. Creating a strong flow through the building, and allowing for easily adapted spaces, whether that’s through the use of partition doors as an example, It’s important to have a well-designed and functional space, inviting and befitting the type of environment you want to create.
But one of the great things about a multifunctional space is that there’s no one way to do it. There are no rules, or restrictions, each space is tailored to the varied purposes of those using it. If this is something you’d like to develop, contact Blackrock Architecture Ltd today.