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Alcatel-Lucent Italia Headquarters: The Place To Be.

The new headquarters of Alcatel-Lucent Italia was recently inaugurated (pre-certification LEED Platinum); interior design and space planning by DEGW  inside a building of Energy Park at Vimercate, the sustainable Park designed by Garretti Associati.

Alcatel-Lucent represents the excellent result of a “passionate” team work composed by DEGW and Garretti Associati.
It is a new comfortable, technological and sustainable headquarters. “We have supported our client during all the process, from occupier strategy to interior design, including 7000 sq meters laboratories sustainability planning, where energy efficiency and architectural integration  of plants  criteria have been successfully applied.-says Alessandro Adamo DEGW Italia CEO– The result is a colourful, functional, flexible, bright workspace able to foster both collaboration and privacy issues, well aligned with business objectives and brand vision.”
With the aim of bringing together offices and laboratories in a new headquarters, Alcatel Lucent chose DEGW Italia to follow each step of the process (occupational cost analysis, workplace change management,location and workplace strategy, space planning and interior design, sustainability) as to create a vibrant, energetic, professional center.
After defining the site, DEGW has worked closely to the client, to perfectly match his needs, and deliver a tailored, integrated solution: through strategic thinking, company managers have been interviewed, and advices have been given about innovative use of workspace.
The choice of the suppliers is focused on the best quality, too: among the suppliers company are Sedus for standard furniture and Kinnarps for design furniture, Flos and Luceplan for lighting.


The new headquarter hosts 1700 persons on 33.000 sqm area in Segro Energy Park, near to former headquarter. The campus is composed of a extensive hall acting as a central hub connecting 5 multi-storey volumes with different functions (offices,  labs and multimedia center). The 2300 sqm hall is a double height space (4-7 meters) : fluid, open and articulated in special areas (reception and waiting area, informal and formal meeting, client area, a cafeteria). Adjacent to the hall, it is located the Multimedia Communication Center, a 1.200 mq space hosting 150 seats auditorium with a foyer, a small 60 places amphitheater, and the university including meeting and training rooms.
Into multilevel buildings are located offices (16.000 sqm ) and laboratories (6800 sqm). Office floor plan type optimizes building dimensions (22×80 meters) delivering open spaces, that stimulate interaction, along with small private offices, when concentration is needed. The central hub is conceived as a sharing workstation and hosts touchdown areas, concentration rooms, copy areas and groups archives.
DEGW interior design featured a choice of natural materials such as wood, and neutral colours, white and grey, jazzed up by fluo color furniture.
The laboratories show technological language by using high-tech materials: metal, glass, plants.
Said Roberto Loiola, A D Alcatel-Lucent, Italia- “We would like the new headquarters is ‘The Place To Be’ to innovate and design the future of our country; to collaborate with our partners and design the better solution for our clients’ clients; to to improve talents and build a real successful story.
Captions
Meeting area
Windows facing on inside garden
The “theatre”
Central Hub with touch down workstations
Concentration room
Corridor and touch down workstations
Cafeteria
Entrance Hall
Credits
Progetto Architettonico: Garretti Associati (cliente Segro)
Impresa costruttrice: ISG
Impiantistica: L22
Alcatel
Lucent Project Leader: Marco Agazzi
Team
Client Leader: Alessandro Adamo – DEGW Italia
Capoprogetto: Eva Birch (DEGW Italia)
Architect: Giorgia Acquati – DEGW Italia
Progettazione Impianti: Roberto Cereda – L22
Direzione Lavori: Roberto Cereda – L22
Photo: ©Dario Tettamanzi

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