Awards & Mentions
- 5-Star Award
Best Office Interior –
- Concept Strategy
- Concept Design
- Concept Execution
A unique & functional working environment!
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, develops connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. The Group has operations in more than 100 countries and invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.
Designed and managed by STIRIXIS Group, this unique project was awarded with the 5* Best Office Interior in Greece and is also nominated for Best in Europe Award.
The Athens HQs were previously located in a region on the outskirts of the city of Athens, in an old office that however offered ample space. Schneider Electric Hellas wanted to create an environment that would communicate the brand’s identity, as well as the company’s innovative character and prestige, while empowering the team’s well-being, engagement and collaboration. Cutting edge technology was integrated and the latest materials were incorporated in all designs.
After a thorough analysis of the client’s needs, a strategic and human-centred logic which takes in account all modern HR and FM trends was laid out for the design of the new offices. The main design principles utilize the foundations of WELL™ ; help create a safer, healthier and more sustainable environment for the people of SE. Additionally, the design successfully addresses the needs of building inspiring spaces to work, providing “hybrid“ and flexible spaces within the open–plan, supporting the employee’s changing needs throughout the workday, while also fostering creativity through the office design.
The open space at the centre hosts the majority of the employees while, the office floor is enriched with scattered common areas such as meeting rooms, phone-booths, brainstorm and lounge area, meeting stations; all designed to harmonically accommodate different work styles, such as focus, learning, social and collaborative. Furthermore, the canteen area allows for informal meetings, where people can interact, and exchange ideas in a playful, clean, and cosy environment.
The look & feel of the concept is welcoming, modern with minimal lines and an elegant style. The welcoming feeling is enhanced through the selection of the materials, the carpets and floorings that create a warm outcome and give a sense of elegance and calmness in the environment, while the environmental graphics create a refined but vibrant result.
“Schneider Electric decided to relocate its offices in Greece in 2019. The new offices designed by STIRIXIS Group follow a strategic and human-centred logic, in a way that fuses perfectly our workplace corporate guidelines and the design experience of STIRIXIS Group, to provide the Workplace of The Future for our team in Athens. The final result is both impressive and engaging and very well appreciated by our team. The return on investment seems to be already successful for our company, as the team declares that they are 20% more satisfied by their new working environment, while all our visitors, both internal and external, express openly their admiration for the modern image and great functionality of our offices.”Spiros RaptisGeneral Manager Greece & Cyprus Europe Operations, Schneider Electric