Work, relax & collaborate

February 8, 2021

Work, relax & collaborate

An International Pharmaceutical company tasked ID with designing and building a high-end office workspace for the global healthcare firm’s new Midrand head offices – all within the constraints of a refurbishment budget.

The conceptual approach was aimed at enhancing the crispness associated with healthcare. Flexibility and employee wellbeing were integral to this design solution and incorporated a variety of activity-based workspaces where people could work, relax, collaborate, and focus; either in teams or alone.

Improved wellbeing

Each staff member received an allocated sit-stand desk, focused on improving activity and productivity. Low screens were installed, allowing for improved privacy all the while offering some neatness in the form of cable management.

Natural plants and biophilic elements were incorporated throughout the building with the intention of improving employees’ sense of health and wellbeing.

Collaborative space

Additionally, the workspace also included a kids’ play room, and mother’s room that allowed for breastfeeding. Along with this, was the inclusion of a family-styled canteen area. Featuring a communal table, the canteen was designed to encourage increased collaboration and communication amongst colleagues.

The end result was a successful design and build operation that ticked the many boxes of this clients needs and stands today as a perfect example of function merging with form.

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