Morinda Corporate Headquarters
Experiencing increasing growth in the expanding health products market, Tahitian Noni found itself rapidly outgrowing its previous office location. In order to provide space for its current operation while providing flexibility for future growth, the owners decided to create this two-office facility that includes a joining common area.
The common area emphasizes display areas celebrating the Tahitian Noni corporate mission and contains a common lobby, public meeting spaces, corporate training rooms, corporate reception area, and a corporate museum. Given its world-wide marketing strategy, this common area serves the corporation as a hosting center for distributors and executives visiting from locations around the globe. Additionally, the facility accommodates a fitness center, shipping and receiving areas, corporate research labs, and a global network operations center.
Two office wings radiate in an asymmetrical pattern around a central rotunda which serves as the focal point of the structure, highlighting the entry. This rotunda, with its crown-like articulation, borrows its form from the traditional architectural language and is surrounded by an informal, transparent element housing the center’s common areas. These two elements together form what the building’s owners have nick-named “the jewel” because of its transparent, faceted quality. The play of formal against informal elements reinforces the image of a stable corporate identity surrounded by dynamic energy.
Employing a tripartite composition, the office wings are developed with an arcaded base, “punched” shaft and articulated attic course with a deep cornice. While having its precedent in architectural tradition, this composition is assembled of polished granite, high-performance glass and aluminum panels, lending it a modern presence.
- 2008, Utah Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award
- 2003, Intermountain Contractor Best of 2003 "Best Commercial Facility"
- 2002, Intermountain Contractor Best of 2002 "Best Landscape"