pS Arkitektur have been shortlisted for a second time in the ID&A Awards 2014, with their project entering the Office category.
HSB is Sweden’s largest housing cooperation. It’s Stockholm office has just undergone a complete renovation in order to allow for openness and accessability. All of this applying to the environmental classification “Miljöbyggnad Silver”.
pS has been the interior architect and space planner. Much effort has gone into creating an ergonomic and modern office in terms of acoustics and lighting. This, in combination with new technology, has made the change from cellular offices to open workspace a pleasant experience.
Social interaction and energy have been the keywords and the theme is “Welcome home”! The reception, the so called “Living shop” and the inner courtyard all merge together on the ground floor, allowing for staff and guests to mix and mingle informally. The interior design is comfortable and colourful, contrasting efficiently against the original 40’ies intarsia wall and pater noster lifts.
The office spaces takes it’s inspiration from the city block. Each block consists of a number of desks and in the centre there are “squares” and meeting points such as lounge furniture, hotdesks and telephone booths.
Some 420 people work in the building. The top floor has an amazing view and presents a dozen meeting rooms. Relaxing lounges and a creative space named “Think Tank” completes this welcoming office.
A favorite feature of the firm is the energy that the inspiring colours bring.
One of the reasons the design works so well is because it meets all the ergonomic needs, such as good acoustics, light and air. It’s eye catching design is also sustainable. You take better care of a beautiful environment.