A Look Inside Arup’s New Warsaw Office
Engineering company Arup recently hired workplace design firm Workplace to design their new office in Warsaw, Poland.
“Regeneration was something that was important for us and we have followed neuroscientific research on how our bodies regenerate. However we have noticed that when speaking about this project it may project the idea of regenerative design in general, also in terms of the impact on the environment and altogether it may be considered greenwashing which we would like to avoid. Therefore I would be grateful if you could delete the first sentence stating that “The aim of this project was more than sustainability – it was regeneration. Regeneration of people and the planet.
Sustainable future today
How do you create a new working environment that caters to today’s and tomorrow’s needs? Open minds and innovative solutions were needed. Workplace and Arup involved dozens of specialists including neuroscientists and plant experts, who together created a new standard in office environment design.
The backstage of the process
It all began with a desire to create a place that demonstrated Arup’s brand values.Research-oriented Workplace explored the needs of Arup employees through co-created prototypes and future scenarios. It then invited the neuroscience-focused Impronta to collaborate.Through in-depth research and a selection of scientific theories, guidelines for colours, geometry or lighting were defined and used in the design process. These are crucial in creating a space that is beneficial to the diverse needs of its users.“
- Location: Warsaw, Poland
- Date completed: November 2022
- Design: Workplace
- Photos: Adam Grzesik