L’oreal Academy Mumbai
The design brief from L’oreal was very challenging, where the client wanted to have a huge space for their promotional events apart from the learning setup. Based on the ‘Fluid Concept’ Architects started planning, where they translated the class rooms into the promotional zone with a large stage setting. The extensive use of mirror on the ceiling and the vertical surfaces of the transition zone gave the manifestation of space. The wave pattern made of the DuPont solid acrylics added the much needed character and oomph to the event hall with the Led lights beaming through these waves. The Vinyl. flooring with the look of warm cement concrete together with the engineered wooden.
Taking a tour of space reveals the easy transition from reception to the academy through a series of tunnels Called the ‘Transition tunnel’, that houses the camou aged pantry which goes behind the mirror on one side and on the other side has the premium kerastase institute. At the reception a secluded visitors lounge and the testing room have been cleverly planned to separate it from the academic zone.
The moveable wall system is so designed to maximize space utilization, catering to the .Flexible design vocabulary. These partitions when folded and parked, create a unified space which caters to a stage and seating for about 150 professionals, during a product launch and/or promotional events. The adjoining areas fulfilled the need for ancillary activities, like the training room on the left gets converted into the green room with a direct access to the restrooms.