The first co-working space on Auckland’s North Shore, B:Hive, required a specialist furniture solution for their private meeting areas. Located in Smales Farm Precinct, the 11,000 m2, five-level building is host to a community of smart businesses, tech startups, creatives and entrepreneurs. The progressive work environment offers dedicated workstations and shared collaborative / meeting areas, located within the open floorplan around a centralised atrium.
Fully enclosed Urban Pods were selected for the private meeting areas within this busy work space. The 37dB acoustically-rated structures offer the ideal balance of acoustic privacy and flexibility as they can be repositioned on the floor plate at short notice. More cost-effective than traditional meeting rooms, the pods don’t require the same building consents as built solutions.
Twenty Urban 3 Pods (four-person) and eight Urban 4 Pods (6-person) were fully fitted out with power and power and data outlets, writeable glass walls, and mounted tablets for hassle-free room booking.
Each Pod was uniquely customised with striking graphics which add personality to the space and assist in visual wayfinding and navigation around the building.