The efficiency of the working space as a driver for the need of functionality and business organization: Cushman& Wakefield has designed the Mercuri Urval’s offices in Milan, taking inspiration from a home environment where the whole acoustic performance, materials and furniture, provided by Cardex, foster a high degree of wellbeing in order to make a real difference in the worker’s everyday activities.
“Accordingly with Mercuri Urval’s guidelines, with this project we wanted to make real, tangible, but most of all visible the company’s vision: an ideal place for consultants and clients for meeting and make a real difference into their professional life”. With these words, Eleonora Passino, Senior Consultant Cushman & Wakefield, has presented the project of the Italian Mercuri Urval HQ, an international company in the field of Executive Search, Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory.
The working environment, in Corso Venezia (Milan), was designed with the primary goal of fostering the wellbeing of people providing an efficient workplace capable of answering to all the different specific needs of a workday.
From the traditional working benches and the sharing desks, to the acoustic pods for concentration and the think thanks for phone callings, to the meeting rooms or interview rooms: every area is designed for the working day needs, thanks also to the furniture provided by Cardex, as well as the task chair Herman Miller, selected for their high ergonomics and comfort.
Moreover, the domestic inspiration can be noticed mainly in the break area where a big table for sharing the relax and break moments has been positioned.
Throughout the space, neutral colour shades and the natural light filtering from the perimetrical windows give the idea of an essential chromaticism that contributes to maximize the qualitative result.
Finally, a lot of attention was paid to the acoustics performance, an essential feature for a dynamic and comfortable kind of space: the high-performance false ceiling has allowed the recalibration of the height of every room in the right proportion to the furniture of every area.
Text by Gabriele Masi.