A Look Inside KMAG’s Ljubljana Office
KMAG, a car retail business specialized mostly in Kia sales and after-sales services, recently reached out to architecture and interior design firm Kragelj to renovate their offices in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“Before the upgrade the organization was fragmented. Those working in different locations hardly ever met in person, but even the Ljubljana-based employees who worked in the same building but on different floors or in different rooms rarely talked to each other face to face. After the floor layout was rationalized to better support teamwork as well as individual work, and the fit-out went through a complete overhaul to match the company’s culture and brand, KMAG’s fresh new work environment has been making a positive impact on many aspects of individual and organizational performance. All office areas have been moved to one floor. By removing most of the enclosed offices, optimizing the floor layout and using smaller desks than previously, a lot of space was freed up. This made it possible to create a variety of new work settings for different individual and team activities, such as meeting rooms, creative spots, collaboration spaces, social and breakout spaces, focused work areas, and a quiet room. The project was completed within budget, and followed the planned timeline and, equally important, the new work-spaces were being used just as intended by Kragelj designers and KMAG management. Interestingly, the only new room which is less frequently used is a quiet room. This is an indication that one of the biggest challenges of the old office noise has been successfully resolved,” says Kragelj
- Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Date completed: 2016
- Size: 11,840 square feet
- Design: Kragelj
- Photos: Martin Metelko