This Office Space Is Designed To Encourage Informal And Accidental Meetings
Evolution Design have designed the interiors of the easyCredit Office in Nuremberg, Germany.
The designer’s description
Evolution Design’s interior design concept placed great importance in expressing the key values and philosophy of easyCredit: applying an innovative‚ agile working concept approach to the work environment which clearly expresses easyCredit’s claim to be innovator and trendsetter in the banking sector of Germany.
The biggest challenge was the change from a traditional workspace with dedicated desks to a completely new activity-based style of working. Thus, the building was divided into‚ Homezones and Meet & Create Zones.
Each‚ Homebase consists of an unique mixture of different workplace typologies to cater for the different needs of the employees depending on their daily activities.
A share rate of 75% was introduced, based on extensive occupancy and work typology research. As a consequence, extra space was gained for the‚ Meet & Create Zone. This area is the driver for creativity and innovation and consists of a large number of diverse informal areas and specially designed spaces for creativity and focus.
The internal functional organisation of the building utilises the idea of a city: a main staff restaurant and a Barista Bar with a vibrant‚ marketplace feeling, the‚ Homezone, consisting of several‚ Homebases creating individual local neighbourhoods for the employees to work in, and the inner ring of the building as the Meet & Create Zone.
All these public areas are part of the city concept with‚ parks and street scenes to encourage a higher frequency of informal and accidental meetings.
Another very important part was the identity and branding concept. Throughout the building all spaces were designed in order to bring the company’s culture and vision alive.
The result is a building in which easyCredit and its employees can find an inspiring home which reflects their extraordinary company spirit and enables them to identify strongly with their new workplace and HQ, and in which they can share their values of fairness, teamwork, transparency and communication everyday.
The new easyCredit HQ is an excellent example of successfully bringing together a new workplace concept while strongly expressing the company’s identity and culture throughout the building. Thus allowing easyCredit to clearly demonstrate its vision for innovation and setting trends in the banking sector of Germany.
Photography by TeamBank AG / easyCredit
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