A flexible open plan concept for Havas – an integrated media- and advertising agency
THE CLIENT BRIEF
Havas is an integrated integrated media- and advertising agency, working from a vision about meaningful relations between people, through creativity, media and innovation. Their new offices are situatid in the idyllic neighbourhood Christianshavn, with calm green paths along the old city fortifications, and the hectic city life on the other side. With this move, Havas wants to establish new creative work spaces that emphasize the corporate values and make daily operations more smooth.
The basic elements of our interior concept for Havas, were made on the basis of employee workshops and workflow analysis. Through this user involvement, we designed this dynamic, open and flexible space. We subdivided it in 4 zones: 1) work area, 2) drop in & coffee break, 3) café and get-together, and 4) formal meetings.
We designed the project, wanting to create an open, welcoming and transparent house. We cleared the entire floor of walls, and stripped the pillars throughout. The transfering zones between the areas are marked by the use of light and colour.
The choise of materials is inspired by the Nordic city, with its characteristic closeness to nature. Meeting rooms are constructed with oak framed acoustic glass dividers, the café furnishings are in shades of green, and in the work areas in shades of blue – references to the park greenery and the nearby harbor.
In these new, flexible surroundings, the employees of Havas, have found a new way of working. They meet their clients at eye level now, in a buzzing, innovative work place.
Comprehensive interior and spaceplanning
Choosing: colours, furniture and light fixtures