In Kasterlee, the total office designer Projectatelier and its Office Lab not only delivered a sample of its own creative and other capabilities, it also created an atmospheric environment that stimulates its own employees and convinces customers coming in for a visit.
On behalf of Projectatelier, IPBuilding built a veritable Smart Building with a maximum of features and a minimum of push buttons. When employees use their badge to open the door in the morning, the building immediately knows who has arrived. The lighting, temperature, etc. in this person’s office can be immediately and automatically adapted to the employee’s desires.
Chris Huybrechts, who founded the interior design company ten years ago together with Peter Monden, not only created an office space, but also a true experience centre that combines the science of interior design with real-life experience. This shows how an interior décor can motivate employees, engage with them and ensure that they feel good.
Atmosphere is central
Projectatelier built the 2,000 m² Office Lab for builders, architects and interior designers who are looking for the interior identity that fits their organisation or clients. Much of the concept is scientifically based, another part is appreciated and subjectively evaluated by the perception of the visitors and users. The showroom is divided into five atmosphere zones, so that visitors can discover the style and taste that best suits their organisations.
Every atmosphere comes with its own colours, smells, materials, lighting and music. The office furniture is a part of the interior.
The Office space is a showcase for the work environment of the future: every bench table has its own little garden, the personal lockers are also mood boards, bean bags have replaced dull conference chairs, the brainstorming area is a courtyard garden with a Scandinavian moss wall. Every ‘flex table’ has its own outside bay window enabling staff to work outdoors. Practical information is exchanged wireless via the internet; heating, cooling, light and sound are controlled with your smartphone. IPBuilding was called in to make this a reality.