Nissan Design Europe
TateHindle won the competition to create a new design studio for Nissan Design Europe. Nissan leased the Grade II listed ‘Rotunda’ building in Paddington, which was a concrete structure originally designed as a transport depot in the 1960s.
The finished building provides Nissan’s designers and modellers with a unique and stimulating environment which inspires them to create, explore and define their ideas as they design the next generation of Nissan cars for Europe.
TateHindle incorporated the Japanese concept of ‘wa’, meaning harmony, into the studio design which contains three floor levels of office space, conference rooms, workshops, a showroom area and a dramatic ‘chill-out’ zone. The inspirational design space includes advanced facilities for teams to examine their visualisations and physically make prototypes, incorporating sophisticated lighting and climate control systems. On a corporate level it has been designed to protect and the highly confidential activity and output.
TateHindle were nominated for an FX Award for ‘Best Small Office’ for this project and it is regularly featured in books on interior design around the world.