The hearth is symbolically inviting, warm and friendly. Curiosity and visual interest are aroused by the centre of the table which changes seasonably from a fire place in winter to a fountain in summer. The seating around it is arranged in an egalitarian form, which gives the visitors an empowering sense of control over their environment.

The information is the functional focus of the room in the form of a reception desk with a dynamically changing screen behind it.