Tawny is a large newly built project in Porto, Portugal. It is one of the largest projects we developed, with just the communal areas covering 1288 sqm. For this concept, we found inspiration from Portugal’s traditional materials and colours. We made extensive use of Portuguese Azulejo tiles and wooden elements to incorporate geometries and clean lines. We set the overall mood through calming and earthy colours and added dynamism with mix and match in some areas like the PDR. As we worked on two separate buildings the challenges were various. Maintaining a cohesive design for the same spaces in the two buildings (Receptions, PDRs, Study Rooms, Lounges) without being repetitive was one. Then, filling such a large space and properly deal with potential acoustic issues were too.