About the project
The client is a company operating in the energy sector, supplying electricity, gas, and heat to both homes and businesses. The original office for the client, located in Wrocław, was constructed in 2015. Post-pandemic, during a period when most employees had reorganized their work mode to remote, the newly designed space was intended to enable comfortable work for those who come to the office daily, as well as for those who visit the office several times a week or month. The goal was to create a space that would be flexible, employee-friendly, and support a diversity of spatial typologies, while also considering the concept of ecology.
Concurrently with the spatial planning work, Workplace was engaged in the office design, transforming guidelines and expectations into concrete visual and functional solutions. Subsequently, detailed technical drawings were prepared by Workplace, serving as guidelines for the subsequent stages of the project implementation.
The next step involved the design of custom furniture and the selection and organization of movable furniture. Throughout the duration of the project, continuous communication was maintained by Workplace with the construction team, organizing weekly meetings and regular site visits to oversee the progress of the work.
Workplace was present at every stage of implementation, ensuring that the work complied with the established guidelines and expectations. When the construction work was well underway, at the client’s request, Workplace expanded its range of services to include support in change management by organizing workshops with employees, aimed at preparing them to function in the new environment.
Additionally, at the client’s request, Workplace supported the realization of a greenery planting workshop, which was conducted by the designated contractor selected through a competition. All these actions were aimed at ensuring the smooth implementation of the project and maximum client satisfaction with the final outcome.
First and foremost, the priority was to promote the ideas of recycling, upcycling, and minimizing waste (less waste). The decision was made to reuse as many existing elements as possible, adapting them to new, current needs and requirements of spatial arrangement. Elements designated for reuse included glass walls, doors, ceilings (ceiling islands and installations), as well as movable furnishings and plants.
Another significant solution involved the use of a paper ceiling in the networking area, along with printing on existing Ecophon ceiling islands.
A decision was also made to implement a greater number of phone booths in the office space, offering an average of one booth for every eight people. This decision aimed to enhance comfort and work quality in team work areas.
In the newly designed space, Workplace decided to include ten meeting rooms and twelve phone booths, of which as many as nine are adapted for four people. For comparison, the previous layout offered twelve meeting rooms but did not include any phone booths, nor did it provide a designated networking area.