Open AD planned and designed the activity-based layout for Dutch energy company, Vitol Group‘s new offices located in Riga, Latvia.

An office with an activity-based layout focused on employee wellbeing and productivity. The zones respect the company’s specific needs. While diverse, the zones complete each other. This diversity also helps the user switch between rooms, moods and mindsets, encouraging creativity and interaction. See, for example, the contrast between the ceilings in corridors, meeting rooms and working areas.

Ergonomics were a key consideration. For example, individual work stations line the exterior walls of the building thus benefiting from direct daylight. Glass partition walls ensure other areas receive this natural light too. The partition walls are vital to the acoustics – another key aspect. In public areas, the walls are clad in acoustic panels while the meeting rooms are lined in sound absorbing felt. Ficus trees and other larger indoor plants help ensure air quality and a healthy microclimate.

Thoughtful details reveal the company’s story. The bespoke reception desk nods at their work in shipping. Individual mailboxes illustrate that many employees are often on the move.

Design: Open AD
Design Team: Zane Tetere-Sulce, Dins Vecans, Elina Tetere, Olga Ponomarjova, Sergejs Zarovnijs
Photography: Klavs Loris

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