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Montreal-based architecture and interiors firm Lemay Associés has designed the interior of a new office for Astral Media in Montreal, Canada. Following is some information from the designers, “In the spring of 2010, Astral Media relocated approximately 350 employees to four (4) floors in downtown Montreal. Based on the client’s four different business units (radio, television, advertising and digital media), our concept was inspired by key broadcasting industry words such as influence, communication, movement and exchange. The concept plays on the contrast between the medium and the message and manifests itself by means of undulating and pixelated graphic interventions.
Aside from workstations, we fitted up a main reception area, various meeting spaces (conference and meeting rooms, agora, etc.) as well as common services (dining room, lounge, café, copy centre) on each floor. In order to create a rhythm and a gradation throughout the playful 6,000 m2 space, each floor was identified with its own colour and the levels were linked by a central glass staircase.
Astral Media’s new flexible, functional and bright premises provide a human working experience and favour communication between employees.”
Photography: Claude-Simon Langlois, Courtesy: Contemporist