Peer 1 Hosting
12,000 SQ FT
Vancouver-based Peer 1 Hosting is one of the world’s largest web hosting providers with a strong commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to customers worldwide. PUBLIC’s design for their new office environment is shaped by a series of tree trunk-like pods scattered throughout one of Vancouver’s typical tower floor plates. The seemingly random pattern is actually designed to frame and focus views to the exterior, reinforce departmental divisions without the use of conventional walls and provide a democratic distribution of meeting spaces. Inside, the meeting rooms are cocoons of sound-absorbing felt with a mix of soft and hard seating.
Outside a field of open work stations are fed necessary power and data from the existing columns and create an orthogonal foil against which the enclosed rooms are read. By externalizing the workstations the view is shared by all employees.