Designing and constructing office premises

The planning of office premises, which has remained relatively unchanged for several decades, is clearly entering a new period. Examples of this include the newest office buildings built in continental Europe. Behind the new design is the idea of active work processes, which means buildings need to be more versatile and functional than they currently are.

Architectural design can have a major impact on work efficiency and the flow of daily routines. The underlying principle is a universal, multipurpose space and a basic structure that allows for privacy in addition to group functions. Good grouping of spaces and attention to details can improve ergonomics. We have several successful examples of efficiency achieved by apportioning work groups.

A building should be divided into different kinds of spaces on group-individual and public-semiprivate axes.

New working methods and information technology also call for integration of architecture and designing of furnishings. Our interior decorator reviews plans already in the drafting stage. We have also developed a new kind of flexible office furnishing system called FACTA.

Businesses have to compete for skilled personnel, and the quality of a working environment is an important tool in this.

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