Government Building
GOVERNMENT BUILDING
Government officebuilding, Utrecht Netherlands


Theinternal alteration of an office Floor has created 70 to 80 places for working.The goal was to create a working environment that would match the activitiesand atmosphere on the office. Therefore a good look at the working activitiesand working culture is necessary to match the design with those facts.
The employees don’t have their own working space but use the space that matchestheir work at that time the best. Spaces we designed are concentration rooms,temporary meeting rooms, standard working space, lounge working spots etc.
Theexceptional areas are connected by a constructed element in a recognizablecolour. This architectural object gives the space an informal character and ismade out of natural materials. In the design we also integrated a green gardenwhich we had designed by an artist.
Designing for the New way of Working in government
The vision of office space isconstantly moving. Fixedworkplaces are increasingly disappearing and make place foraction-oriented, flexible workplaces. Also in governmentcorporations a fresh wind is blowing that gives room to accommodate the new wayof working.
The tax office names this change from fixed to flexible working: organization-oriented housing. With this new way of working thegovernment saves up to 30% of office space. This is because part-timers,itinerant workers, leave and home working use about 50% of workstations in a typicaloffice!
Besides economic reasons the tax authorities strive ' to pursue the commitmentand inspiration "of (preferably young) employees. The average age ofemployees in the tax offices is now 49 years. Activity-based working also promotescommunication on the work floor. It fits a lesshierarchical organization where lots of knowledge is being exchanged among theemployees. There is more space for (informal) meeting and people can feel athome at work. Furthermore, this type of housing accommodates a specific way ofworking, which fits the identity of the organization.

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Government Building
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Government Building

The internal alteration of an office Floor has created 70 to 80 places for working. The goal was to create a large variety of working environment Read More
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