MartensGroup designed the offices of Penn West Petroleum located in Calgary, Alberta.
Penn West’s decision to lease both towers of Penn West Plaza provided an opportunity to create a corporate facility based on new workplace standards which would appeal to multiple generations and represent the company’s spirit of integrity and entrepreneurialism.
Footprinted floors were designed for ease of future restacking developing an environment that would be in keeping with the contemporary architectural building design without being too harsh or severe.Large cafes on each floor promote interaction, teamwork and mentoring, while clear glass office fronts encourage openness and provide shared access to natural light and views. A large conferencing and training centre promotes education and provides a venue for town hall meetings and work-life balance is supported with a fitness centre, daycare, and staff lounge with patio.
Clean modern detailing and architectural forms acknowledge the building’s modernist design, but are softened to create a warm friendly atmosphere and highlight the company’s respect for the natural environment through a nature-inspired palette and natural textures and patterns. Open ceilings and large custom pendants highlight scale and volumes of space, while a residential character with modern classic references is provided through furnishings.