Client

Merck Group

Year

2020

Services

  • Concept Strategy
  • Architectural Design
  • Mechanical Electrical Design
  • Branding and Environmental Graphics
  • Supervision
  • Construction – Project Execution

A new, redesigned and optimal workplace for Merck!

After a first phase on pre-project analysis & workplace assessment of their HQ, Merck Greece, the leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials, assigned STIRIXIS Group with redesigning and renovating the workplace to better reflect the company’s brand identity and values, as well as update it to a new work model.

We created a modern, powerful new concept for Merck Greece that re-energized their workplace, enhancing performance and boosting engagement.

The project

Throughout the project, our teams seamlessly managed and delivered all stages from business case to concept design, all the way to final execution and handover. We are proud to have delivered a perfect project on budget and on time, even under the strenuous conditions of a lockdown due to the current pandemic.

The front desk reception maintained its essential architectural structure, adjusting mostly the front desk furniture to two workstations instead of one, and was enriched aesthetically with mobile furniture, planting, directional marking and logos.

The upper floor levels were embellished with state-of-the-art booths and informal meeting rooms, while establishing a safer circular continuous flow for employees. All areas where designed with maximum transparency on a functional and modern open plan model. The use of natural material textures and vibrant colors, based on the impressive artwork of Merck’s identity, adds to the overall result of a balanced and uplifting work environment, contributing to psychological safety, engagement and higher performance.

Sound-absorbing surfaces were integrated to all areas which together with an intelligent lighting design enhance user experience and focus. Sound insulation was carefully designed for meeting rooms and booths, enabling the required privacy. Branding was enhanced with environmental graphics depicting elements of “Greekness” and an efficient yet subtle wayfinding system was designed for functional navigation throughout each floor.

“STIRIXIS Group was assigned as our partner for the renovation of our offices in Athens from design to final execution. STIRIXIS Group was fully committed to ensure the highest standards. No request was a challenge for their team, and during the 8-week renovation weekly detailed project and budget status reports and updates were provided. Our offices were completely transformed during the COVID period , ON TIME and ON BUDGET. Client service was outstanding and I would highly recommend STIRIXIS for any project”

Susan King-BarnardoManaging Director, Merck (Greece & Cyprus)