Aegon HQ, Asset Management UK, Adobe, Scotland, Office, Photo
Aegon Headquarters, Edinburgh
D3, Edinburgh Park, by Lee Boyd, Architects
D3 – Aegon House, South Gyle, Edinburgh, Scotland
Former Adobe Headquarters Building
The D3 building is formed from four storeys around a central core with three atria within. The Aegon Headquarters offices are split axially into two in order to provide future occupier flexibility. The planes of blue granite that slide out of the building either side of the entrance and that form the bookends to North and south End Elevations, are very much of our time: their slicing of the building and puncturing by glass boxes and folded stone slabs have a sophistication akin to Benson & Forsyth’s New Museum, but in a more restrained way.
This approach is augmented by the fresh non-corporate feel of the lighting, typical of its creators, Jonathan Speirs & Associates: flush light’slots’ in the core walls using an infinite range of colours, white soffit ‘plank’ lighting to the bridges and the floating reception desk all help to provide an evocative space.
A high specification throughout – with rock maple wall cladding, stairs and reception desk, with granite for the ground floor and elements already mentioned – makes the Aegon Headquarters a restrained but quality building.
Aegon HQ, Edinburgh: Building Update 2003
The Aegon Headquarters Building was refitted by Michael Laird Architects, Edinburgh for £4m.
Edinburgh Park Architecture
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Also by Lee Boyd Architects in Edinburgh: Cargo Bar
The £14m Adobe HQ (renamed Aegon House) was the EAA Awards 2001 Silver Medal Winner
Contact Aegon Edinburgh: 0870 60 00 337
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