Digital Extremes, Head Office - London
Industry leader, Digital Extremes, a world renowned gaming company and makers of the BioShock and Unreal Tournament gaming series contracted L360 ARCHITECTURE to design their new corporate head office. Their need to develop a unique environment reflective of their interactive work process resulted in the development of a single floor workspace of 30,000 SF which would accommodate 150 employees that were currently separated on three floors.
The design concept captured not only the creative aspect of the DE talent pool, but as important, their collaborative approach to developing games through creating an urban industrial space with a casual atmosphere providing the opportunity to interact in various communal pods or zones within the layout. The use of polished concrete floors and natural materials such as wood and stone, provided clear identity to specialized areas such as the r+d departments, grand board room and the 100 person theater making up the program spaces. In addition to the overall design concept, the project boasts the design of a commercial grade kitchen and dining area, a recreation area with various games and lounge/bar with fireplace.