"A bridge between past, present and future..."
The office space exhibits the organisation of a town with each part of the office offering the amenities of urban space like streets, town square, riverside, parks as zones of encounter and meeting. The three floors are connected by way of a large sculptural staircase located in the very center of the office space that is to be seen as the main town square. The main square offers a large variety of meeting and working possibilities ranging from very private to very informal.
As the space is serving for an IT department it was important to provide space for teams while keeping up the clean desk policy as a corporate constraint.
The lights and acoustics where designed to provide healthy working environment. Space dividing elements where uniquely designed to ameliorate acoustics, to confine working pods and create paperless writeable walls. The light design is a balanced composition of performance light and ambiance light equally defining the areas and the level of privacy in the overall open space office.
The industrial design of the interior although mixed with high quality materials and high-end items (height adjustable workstations, dimmable light, state of the art conference rooms) reflects the history of the building. The newly reconstructed building used to serve as a tramway depot and has kept elements from the remains in the facade. The interior shows elements of raw concrete as well as the steel mesh you can see through the windows. These design elements were subtly combined with the colours and the abstracted logo of MSD to highlight the corporate design.