Comcast Innovation and Technology Center – Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Foster + Partners

Interior designer:

Interior Wall Cladding:
JAVELIN antique reclaimed oak (mix
red/white) –  rustic Grade
UNFINISHED – prefilled, presanded and finish ready
Engineered: 5/8” thick (4mm wear layer) X 6” wide X 5-10’ random lengths

MERCER white oak – character grade prefinished with matte polyurethane, voids filled Tongue & Groove, Endmatched, Microbeveled Edges and Ends
Solid: 3/4” thick x 5” wide x 2’ – 10’ random lengths

Coffee Table
Reclaimed Oak (mix of red/white)
Clear Hardwax oil
2X beam, skip planes

Conference Room Table
#1 Common Oak
Clear Satin Urethane

The Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is vertically stepped, with loft-like work spaces and state-of-the-art television studios for NBC at the base, and a 12-story hotel above.

The large, open floor plates are filled with daylight – each office level is equivalent in scale to twelve tennis courts. The interior is fluid and dynamic, with loft-like, highly flexible spaces designed to allow staff great freedom in choosing where and how they work. Surfaces are exposed and workplaces can be easily reconfigured, adapted and personalized to create project spaces for collaborating agencies or changing business needs. The Arch Street site is between the residential and social hub of Rittenhouse Square and the cultural district around Ben Franklin Parkway.

Comcast appointed Gensler to develop the interiors in collaboration with Foster + Partners and Daroff Design, Inc. to create the building’s interior environment. Clear glass walls, bold colors, low-partitions, and light oak wood furnishings combine to create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere that enhances communication, celebrates the brand and serves as an important recruiting tool.

Gensler Chose to incorporate reSAWN’s JAVELIN reclaimed oak cladding in the main elevator lobby and hallways and MERCER white oak cladding on certain room entrances. Plus,

Gensler included a custom RSTco. conference table and a RSTco. coffee table for the Comcast Labs room.

Foster + Partners won an international competition to design the Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre, a mixed-use tower combining high-tech research and development spaces with a hotel at 1800 Arch Street in Philadelphia, next to the existing Comcast Tower. At 1121 feet, it is the city’s tallest building and America’s tallest outside New York and Chicago. With an efficient, sustainable design targeting LEED Platinum, a vertical series of ‘pocket parks’ and inspiring social spaces, the tower provides a unique, highly flexible workplace that can nurture innovation and help the world’s largest media company attract the industry’s leading talent.

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