IBM - Auckland
To truly get the best from the Agile methodology a workplace should support the philosophy – and this was the brief IBM Auckland brought to Studio Design + Architecture. The technology giant wanted an Agile workspace that empowered them in their chosen working style. They wanted virtually no built in storage and a paperless environment.
An Agile workspace that empowered
This was a new concept for Australasia and came with both tight time frames and international approvals to get through. Designing in 3D to assist with the short deadlines, Studio Design + Architecture came up with a striking concept.
The open office has a mixture of fully height-adjustable desks with high tables for Stand Ups as well as staff that drop in. Numerous collaboration zones are speckled throughout the space, with all meeting or co-working environments served by large screens. Quiet focus work spaces are set up in strategic locations along with discussion rooms with screens for virtual meetings.
A Town Centre provides all day space for meetings, lunch, coffee and work with its varied seating and well-kitted-out kitchen – and staff use lockers operated by their phones for personal storage. There are phone charging pads throughout the workspace so that cables are not required.
Top-level acoustic design and insulation was a critical part of the success of this design, and staff have embraced what is a truly Agile fitout.
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