The client is a leading healthcare company that places human touch at the top of their priorities. Everything they do is from the heart. Already in their logo there is a smile, so positivity and happiness are important values.
Going to a new office should be an experience, both for staff and clients visiting the company. One that elevates their spirits and inspires to think out of the box.
We quickly realised that we should create a heart center, where everybody can come together, and where meetings, celebrations or workshops may be held. An office where you really feel the pulse of the company.
We combined the functional program, the limitations by building regulations, and the need to create spaces for working in teams, resting, communication, solitude, and celebration.
We divided the floor plan into four zones, and decided to provide two entrances. One for visitors which is lead directly into the heart of the company. Another exclusively for the employees.
The first entrance is especially dedicated for visitors. One steps right into the heart of the company, to gain straight away an inside view of the company culture and feeling part of it.
The second entrance is also connected to a more intimate staff only kitchen to enhance a feeling of coming home, meeting your colleagues and have a quick chat before starting or finishing the day.
The office is situated on the 4th floor without any direct access to an outdoor area. We compensated this by creating the indoor garden, with tropical plants, and different nooks to sit inside hidden in between the plants and high walls, which are covered in a dark green carpet. The hole space looks like one of those landscapes from the 70s.