Workplace recently accomplished the office design of Generali, an Italian insurance company, located in Warsaw, Poland. The office, although quite spacious, supports relationships and collaboration. After three years of project works and pandemic restrictions, life returns to the renovated object. Its new tenant is Generali. The commodious space has been divided into areas fit for various purposes and the re-fitted atrium draws on the best that the Italian Renaissance has to offer.
When the Italian insurer hired Workplace to revitalize its headquarters in a historic building on Senatorska Street, the focus was on restoring the internal lobby. As years have passed, the space has lost its aesthetic coherence and its cool and unwelcoming fitout did not encourage employees to spend time there.
According to the study “State of Hybrid Work 2022: Europe”, a workplace that is unable to adapt to the new times can discourage employees looking for an employer to bond with. As shown by a study conducted by McKinsey & Company, younger employees (aged 18-29) are especially interested in hybrid work as they count on mentoring and opportunities for new contacts.
When considering the optimal combination of Generali’s corporate guidelines with our concept, we tried to focus on the role that this space is to play in the coming years. Most of all, it is to encourage employees to work on-site. Guided by the concept of bright and spacious places that support wellbeing, we have introduced a harmonious, neutral design in warm colors, also in spaces for focused work. The result of anthropocentric, neo-Renaissance thinking is also a higher standard of the workplace: ergonomic office equipment, better lighting, as well as a broad selection of informal meeting areas.
Design: Workplace. Design Team: Aleksandra Czarnecka, Katarzyna Gajewska-Kulma, Rafał Mikulski, Aleksandra Piotrkowicz, Sylwia Rebelo, Weronika Pariaszewska, Barbara Majerska, Ewa Jędras, Urszula Dziedzic, Maciej Kolak, Michał Pyka, Maria Shapoval, Katarzyna Brzostek. Photography: Adam Grzesik