safety was a top priority throughout construction. The tight timetable meant that multiple activities often had to be carried out simultaneously, with more than
300 people on-site at peak times. As a result of the rigorous planning and management of internal traffic flows and logistics, signage and all other safety-related aspects, the project was completed with zero accidents.
Sustainability criteria were also used in the selection of all
basic building materials, including glass, steel, aluminum, plaster and stone. The complex is built around glass and green spaces that all offices and meeting rooms look out onto. A total of
127 different varieties of native and exotic plants were used. Irregular oval-shaped islands, partially secluded behind semi-transparent screens of white metal “bamboo”, provide ideal spaces to take a break or chat with colleagues.
The cafeteria also looks out onto a tree and
garden area and the theme is repeated in the cafeteria’s internal decor. Lighting is provided by large circular lights suspended from the ceiling that alternate with sound-absorbing ceiling panels of varying diameters suspended at different heights. The cafeteria can seat up to
400 people with traditional tables and lunch bar seating, as well as moveable dividers, catering to the habits and preferences of all diners.
The innovative use of natural light, plants, and attractive materials ensures occupants a comfortable and positive working environment. An up-down lighting system, consisting of approximately 1,000 suspended LED lights, provides direct and indirect lighting in offices and meeting rooms. LED lighting is extremely efficient, using approximately half the electricity needed to generate the same light as traditional bulbs.
This project is just one concrete example of how the Group constantly strives to put sustainability into practice at the local level.