Skype Offices, Two Waterhouse Square, Holborn, London

Lighting Consultant: GIA Equation

Architect: TP Bennett

Photograph: ©Hufton+Crow

Skype London offices are situated in Two Waterhouse Square, Holborn. It is an innovative and exciting development in office design and covers three floor of this iconic building.

About this Project

The Skype workplace philosophy of bringing people together through communication and collaboration required lots of open plan spaces that supported planned and impromptu meetings, whether formal or informal. The aesthetic, smart but casual, lead the design team to work with array of natural fabrics in a palette of vibrant colours and classic patterns. With this in mind the lighting consultants and designers created with Designed Architectural Lighting a selection of pendant shade-lights that feature throughout the Skype offices. The project was shortlisted for the BCO London and South East Awards and the Lighting Design Award for Work Place Lighting, 2014.