Due to its strong sustained growth in the Ukrainian market, the cosmetic giant L’OREAL decided to establish a prestigious new headquarters office in Kiev. A former industrial building was found and transformed into a contemporary office landscape, reflecting the market driven attitude and strong corporate identity of the French firm.
By introducing large lighting walls, back-lit fashion images and sparkling product displays, the foyer and conference rooms are transformed into a fashion world of beauty and cosmetics. A three dimensional aluminium cladded volume accommodates the reception area. It forms the centre of the office and creates a grand entrance.
Working with local contractors on the project became an exciting, challenging, but successful and rewarding experience for all those involved. m2r took full responsibility, not only for all architectural services, but also for the cost, time and construction management.
Client: L’OREAL Ukraine
Completed: December 2006
Photographer: © Taufik Kenan, Berlin