Consult & design
In 2017 ProCredit Romania decided to revamp their space. They occupy several floors near the center of the town, Buzesti - Victoria Square. The brief required us to produce a multi-functional tenant space by opening the space up and giving up on walls between departments; to refresh their activity by encouraging more the collaboration and communication; to get closer to every individual by giving them the opportunity to choose the way they work. Ongoing design discussions with the client were held to ensure the final product embraced their vision and successfully created a space that connected three floors.
Manage & built
First challenge was to build the space without interrupting their daily activity. We had to settle one third of the team in temporary spaces while working on each floor. The second challenge was to make the employees embrace the physical change: open up their enclosed offices and working in open space. The advantage was that the building has a relatively small floor area and it has a longitudinal shape; there was no large open spaces availability, each zone is quite intimate and separate.
When it comes to function, collaboration was a key point. By opening up the space, we had to give to the employees the option to gather, but also to separate from each other, or to have private discussions. Their absence was the main problem in the old space. At the end of the process, the number of meeting seats is almost equal to the employee number.
From a design point of view, the change was quite radical. We introduced a contemporary office space design, using neutral tones of grey on the floor, warming it up with wood surfaces and brightening it up with rich colors on the walls and furniture. The floor became a texture its self by combining a concrete slab on the circulation area with a cozy carpet in the actual working zones with hexagonal shapes.