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
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
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.