RECONFIGURATION OF CLASSIC CUBICLE EFFICES TO OPEN SPACE OFFICE LANDSCAPES FOR MORE COMMUNICATION
Bridgestone largely departed from the classic inindividual cubicle and four-person offices in its office planning and refurnishing project. They chose an open space solution customised to their individual requirements, with THINK.TANKS for communication. The design was conceived by the well-respected Arealgroup from Mainz, bringing together the skills of asset/property managers, architects and engineers to form a comprehensive interdisciplinary pool of expertise. The only areas still relying on individual offices are sensitive ones such as hr – and even these offer a high level of transparency with their glass screens. Thanks to the planning – which involved gutting the premises – the company was able to reduce the floor area of 3800 m² to 2600 m² and do without one of the storeys. However economy of space was not the main reason behind the redesign. Their chief goal was faster, more efficient communication.