Located in New York City near the United Nations, the Permanent Mission develops principled positions of policy advanced by Trinidad and Tobago within the United Nations on a wide range of global issues.
The Mission wished the space to function for a number of different scenarios, including:
Event: hosting U.N.-related functions and events
Lecture: hosting lectures and presentations for the larger Trinidad and Tobago community
Conference: hosting meetings and conferences of the countries of the Caribbean community; as well as in-house meetings, including with government officials in port-of-Spain via televideo
As it was not space-wise possible to provide a separately designated area for each of these scenarios, JGArchitects proposed one multi-function space which could accommodate all of these activities deploying a combination of moveable walls; multi-scene dimmable lighting; automated multiple window treatments; and furniture which when not in use, could store away easily and compactly, –including a twenty-person wired conference table.
Not requested by the Mission, but taking a cue from the practice’s recent workplace projects for other client sectors, JGArchitects proposed and the Mission agreed that all work areas would be reduced in size approximately 10%, to allow for a Lounge / Informal Alternate Work Area / Meeting Space which could also double as an extension OF the Event Area.