Bath company Interaction has completed a contract with the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).
Having outgrown its Bath office, RPS turned to Interaction for the design and fit out of a flexible and multifunctional headquarters within Bristol’s Paintworks.
RPS tasked Interaction with transforming an empty shell into a space that both reflected the new RPS brand alongside the cultural modernisation of the charity. The brief was for Interaction to come up with a design synonymous with both simplicity and creativity.
Following a complete refurbishment, the new RPS Paintworks office provides a space for a multitude of audiences and uses.
The large reception area, which leads onto an adjoining custom-built auditorium, provides the perfect event space following lectures, screenings and assessments.
For photography enthusiasts, a fully bespoke gallery displays a diverse collection of exhibitions. With a simple and minimalistic design, the gallery is easily adaptable.
The second floor of the new headquarters is a dedicated resource centre. The large meeting room offers conference space whilst the library of photography archives provides a quiet environment for research and education.
Robert Albright, President of The Royal Photographic Society, said, “From our first meeting with some of our trustees at the Interaction offices in Bath, we felt a level of confidence that they knew exactly what was needed to manage project quality, cost and timings. Interaction were totally committed to delivering a building in line with our hopes and expectations. It was a great team effort from all at Interaction, performing with great focus and commitment.”
Find out more about Interaction via the company’s website.