Our guiding principles for this project were coziness, inclusivity and biophilic design. The pastel, earthy colors and natural materials replaced the harshness of blacks and reds. To support the team's well-being, we also created some new window openings for added natural light and incorporated plenty of lush plants.
Inspired by the company's visual identity, we created a tree-themed concept, which is reflected through space planning, artwork and specific color palettes that brand different types of spaces according to their functions.
We reused all existing glass partitions and moved them from the areas with too many private offices and rooms to the areas that were too open. This created a balanced space plan with a choice of activity-based spaces for focus, collaboration, and connection. We’ve designed smaller (semi)open work areas, added a variety of meeting rooms, and focus libraries on each floor. We also reused a majority of existing furniture for both economic and sustainability benefits.
The fully renovated and enlarged cafeteria has become a welcoming, multifunctional space where employees enjoy spending team time, working away from their desks, hosting guests, and organizing gatherings.
As we hear “There’re no more complaints about coming back to the office. People are happy and the new cafeteria is a huge success.”
Seeing the space full of smiling faces on our last visit, we’re happy to make a positive impact here through thoughtful workspace design.