With the aim of bringing together offices and laboratories in a new headquarter, Alcatel Lucent chose DEGW Italia to follow each step of the process ( occupational cost analysis, workplace change management,location and workplace strategy, space planning and interior design, sustainability) as to create a vibrant, energetic, professional center.
After defining the site, DEGW has worked closely with the client, to perfectly match his needs, and deliver a tailored, integrated solution: through strategic thinking, company managers have been interviewed, and advices have been given about innovative use of workspace.
Architect’s Project Description
The new headquarter hosts 1700 persons on 3.000 square meters area in Segro Energy Park, near the former headquarter. The campus is composed of an extensive hall acting as a central hub connecting 5 multi-storey volumes with different functions that include offices, labs and a multimedia center.
The 2300 sqm hall is a double height space (4-7 meters) : fluid, open and articulated in special areas like the reception and the waiting area, the informal and formal meeting, the client area and the cafeteria.
Multimedia Communication Center, located next to the hall, is a 1.200 mq space hosting 150 seats auditorium with a foyer, a small 60 places amphitheater, and the university including meeting and training rooms.
Into multi-level buildings are located offices (16.000 sqm ) and laboratories (6800 sqm).
Office floor plan type optimizes building dimensions (22×80 meters) delivering open spaces, that stimulate interaction, along with small private offices, when concentration is needed.
The central hub is conceived as a sharing workstation and hosts touchdown areas, concentration rooms, copy areas and groups archives.
DEGW interior design featured a choice of natural materials such as wood, and neutral colours, white and grey, jazzed up by fluo color furniture. The laboratories show technological language by using high-tech materials: metal, glass, plants.
Location: Vimercate, Milan, Italy
Type: Interiors – Offices