TÜV Austria Hellas




  • Concept Strategy
  • Concept Design
  • Concept Execution

TUV Austria Hellas’ Brand New Workplaces!

You can design for more engagement, more productivity, more wellbeing. You can design for connection, for strong employee relationships. And here’s how!

The client

TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas has been operating in Greece since 1994 and is a 100% subsidiary of TÜV AUSTRIA, which has a presence in over 40 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas provides independent third-party services in the form of Technical Audits, Inspections, Certifications and transfer of know-how, combined with lifelong-learning services, in a large number of specialized sectors of economic activity. With the vision to attract more talent, boost their performance and improve employee wellbeing, as well as to accommodate their new hybrid operational model, TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas extended their collaboration with us to design their workplaces.

The offices.

Our team strategically combined our in-depth knowledge of workplace and social trends with our client’s goal to nurture their company culture and designed high energy, functional, human-centric workplaces that communicate the brand’s identity and prestige. 

Different areas of collaboration, teamwork, relaxation, social interaction and privacy so to keep employees motivated and more productive than ever. Natural light, lighting design, sound absorbing surfaces, and state-of-the-art air and temperature controls, ensure comfort and well-being of users. The layout includes spaces with single purpose, combined with mixed use and multi-purpose areas to cover all aspects in the versatile TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas work process. Branded elements and colours are spread within the spaces in carefully chosen points, to promote the distinctive branding identity, amplifying the culture and vision of the brand. 

The space is designed to follow a linear flow, with evenly distributed spaces on both sides of the long corridors. All the different functions and zones of the offices are positioned according to the dynamics of internal collaborations and daily communication between the departments. The rationale on the distribution was to increase productivity and enhance employees’ day-to-day processes, whilst creating an environment which is enjoyable to work in, inclusive and fun. 

Additional attention to detail was paid when choosing materials that can create a consistent and welcoming space, respecting the brand identity and values. The use of plants around the offices in various locations serve this purpose by providing a visual intermission and introducing a natural element to the offices. 

The feeling of warmth is prevalent throughout the entire space by using wood flooring on various areas, combined with colour accents and modern furniture. Most spaces are abundant in natural light exposing the employees to the beautiful local weather, whilst when combined with the lighting design create a well-lit environment and a sense of clean, structured morphology for the whole of the workplace. Sound absorbing desk dividers, as well as colourful open shelves and boxed storage furniture add to this structure and frame the open spaces into individual work positions and mixed use points. Where necessary, desks are shielded from the corridor with custom-made cabinets housing plants on their top side, adding functionality and complementing the natural touches. 

The look & feel of the concept is warm, vibrant and modern, with clear lines and a breezy flow, that ultimately improves user experience and wellbeing, welcomes the natural elements, while softly communicates the company’s values and identity. 

Finally, the new kitchen serves as a hub for visitors and employees alike and supports both the day-to-day well-being needs of the staff, as well as enhancing the experience of the visitors. Colourful textiles and modern furniture combined with high contrast graphics and visuals create a vibrant and vivid environment, positively affecting the spirit of the space. The ambience is supported by lighting design, fine-tuned to assist the ample natural lights from the windows. 

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TUV’s Thessaloniki Offices.

The Regional Service Center.

Our team of experts succeeded in delivering and designing the new innovative IT hub area with a holistic approach, seamlessly taking into consideration all the architectural, mechanical and electrical aspects, while integrating vibrant and strong environmental graphics.

The open offices, the meeting room and the booths – were strategically designed to enhance user experience, supporting the daily activities of the staff, while also combining focus, cross collaboration and contributing to the wellbeing of employees and partners. Moreover, the glass used as the main element for the separation walls, reinforces the feeling of openness and transparency.

The use of material textures and the attention to details add a warm outcome and give a sense of calmness to the overall result of a balanced and uplifting work environment. Different areas of collaboration, teamwork, social interaction but also privacy, help keeping people motivated, energized, and more productive.

High absorbent acoustic screening panels were installed around the working stations and the floor to achieve prompt sound insulation while natural light and lighting design ensure comfort and well-being of users.

Branding was enhanced with attractive and vibrant environmental graphics depicting elements of brand’s values, culture and heritage. Inspired by the Technological background of Regional Service Center we’ve developed a fade-out pixelated pattern that provides privacy and conveys the high-tech identity of the IT hub.

Construction completed successfully during covid-19 period and the project was delivered seamlessly on budget and on time. The look & feel of the concept is a modern, minimal and highly functional space that caters all the needs of the users while improving operations and leading to higher user engagement for the employees.

“STIRIXIS Group was assigned – once again - as our partner in creating an innovative, flexible & contemporary area where all of us can thrive. Their team’s performance, communication & responsiveness was vital in overcoming any obstacle. Professionalism, commitment, innovation and accuracy are some more of the main characteristics of the whole team. STIRIXIS Group made our dreams come true; again! We are already looking forward to the next one. Thank you!”

Ioannis KalliasCEO