Novum Design Award
Interior Design Category
workplace, office, new work
Jessica Mentz, Kate Lasikowski, Zhiyang Chiu, Balazs Götz, Christina Stein, Carolin Michalka, Stefan Camenzind
Designed with subtle colors and an abundance of indoor greenery, the headquarters of management and IT consultant Eraneos in Zurich, Switzerland is an inviting workplace that models new ways of working and fosters team cohesion within this fast-growing firm.
In order to encourage cross-collaboration and maintain a ‘one-company’ culture, the office is designed without so-called ‘homebases’ or areas assigned to particular teams. Along with open plan workspaces, each floor comprises a high number of acoustic booths for individual video calls or larger meetings. In response to the post-pandemic noise sensitivity, focus rooms enable concentrated working without interruptions. Demarcated with glass partitions to grant visual connectivity, these rooms feature floor-to-ceiling wall graphics depicting UNESCO World Heritage Sites and bountiful indoor plants that boost well-being and productivity.
In order to foster socializing, three bright and energizing coffee points are available throughout the building. Designed with different zones to enable staff to eat lunch together and break out in a relaxed atmosphere, these hubs form the social life of the office.
DESIGN SCORE: /100
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