The Office Space of the Year competition is organised in several countries by CBRE, the international corporate real estate consultancy agency. For Luxembourg, the 2021 trophy was won by the world headquarters of the Ferrero brand, located a stone’s throw from Findel airport.
As the chocolatier’s management explains, “the whole building is designed to make the employees feel good”. A few examples that illustrate this: the company’s many restaurants offer food prepared with the help of a nutritionist. The unsold items of the day are offered at bargain prices in order to avoid food waste. But also: a gym (which employees can choose to use alone or with a sports coach), a medical room, a physiotherapist, an analysis laboratory, a hairdresser, tree-lined terraces, meeting rooms to be booked with a app as well as a computer system allowing you to know where you are in the building and where the meeting rooms are located.
Intelligently combining work and leisure
During the building design process, it was planned to make intensive use of the stairs, making it possible to limit the use of the elevators. Large horizontal walkways connect the two wings of the building. Well-being has been imagined down to the details: “With the new habits of teleworking, we even offered our employees to have the same office chair at home!”. Let’s not forget that the workspaces are also based on the same principles as the recreational parts. They are both functional and modular. With a variety of workplaces that allow everyone to choose the place that best suits the task they have to perform.
The Ferrero complex has been operational since 2019. It covers 30,000m2, was created by the Besix Red and Félix Giorgetti consortium and designed by Perry Weber & Associés. The French Lonsdale took care of the interior design.