“Welcome, feeling at work” aims to create a workspace centred on the health and well-being of employees.
Kengo Kuma & Associates was responsible for its design. This Japanese office is renowned for being one of the most innovative in the implementation of organic architecture. This important Milan project, which will be completed in 2024, should become one of the most sustainable office developments to date, as the project aims to be “a place where work, leisure and nature interact together in harmony.”
Located in a former abandoned industrial area, “Welcome, feeling at work” reinvents the concept of office work, combining individual well-being and ecological construction while integrating the latest technological and digital developments. This visionary, green and hyper-connected project will also serve as a catalyst to revitalise the entire area.
A creative and forward-looking professional life
This “biophilic office of the future” will fully integrate living plants and greenery and will be built primarily using organic materials from the region. What makes this project original is the attention paid to green spaces and their multiple functions by allowing the occupants to meet in the most informal way possible and increasing the number of gardens, greenhouses and other terraces. All these places will not only be devoted to working but can also be used for leisure and relaxation, allowing very flexible use aimed at the brain as well as the hands or legs, both for work and relaxation.
“Welcome, feeling at work” aims to be an innovative and sustainable work environment model while keeping its human scale, taking advantage of an architecture that highlights the natural elements that appeal to the human senses such as plants, light, air, wood…
With, above all, the desire to make a difference in the workplace to improve both mental and physical well-being, creativity and productivity.
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