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Managing Partner, Katrina Kostic Samen, spoke at the Estates Gazette 8th Annual Offices and Office Workspace Summit at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel.
Katrina spoke alongside Wendy Sammels, Director of Jam Tree, about the parallel between education and commercial workspace with residential needing to follow suit.
Corporate workspace is currently aligning itself with trends in education. Primary and secondary education promote creativity, collaboration, and a free flow of work settings and information. The future challenge is to design residential apartment developments with floor plates that provide the same level for innovation, flexibility and efficiency that commercial schemes currently enjoy.
Up on the roof (gardens)
KKS Strategy has produced marketing space plans for Verde SW1. Due for completion in 2016 the building boasts ten storeys, 282,000sqft of office space and 6 large roof gardens with views over Buckingham Palace and the West End.
Follow the link below to view our work.
A KKS team of Dan, Gemma, Emma and Tash took part in the fourth heat of the Humanscale Lego building challenge. Against the one word brief of 'Flight' the team decided to build a Hover Board to commemorate next year being the year in which Marty McFly travelled to the future.
Sadly the judges favoured a flying pig over the KKS creation. We are currently building a Lego time machine to try and change the decision.
KKS took part in the Corenet Property Cycle challenge last night at the Lee Valley VeloPark. 5 of the finest and fittest specimens clocked respectable times that Chris Hoy would be proud of. The team was made up of Warren Bone, Benedict Flynn, Chris Akinrodoye, Carl Mitchell and Keith Goodwin.
KKS Strategy complete 6 month interior design programme for Turkey's oldest and largest bank.
In 2013 KKS carried out the occupier strategy and concept design behind Ziraat Bank's twin tower, 45 storey headquarters at the Istanbul International Finance Centre.
Earlier this year KKS were appointed to design specialist floors with the tower and podium; the top four executive and client levels (80,000sqft), the staff restaurant, terrace café and executive dining area (80,000sqft) and technology group levels (100,000sqft).
Linked are a selection of images produced by KKS visualizer Michael Raymond and external visualizer Tom Spall.