DEGW’s interior design followed Microsoft’s global guidelines in a project aimed at focusing on the very best of Italian manufacturing and design. The building has six floors above ground. The ground and first floors accommodate the Customer Area open to the public, showcasing the company’s products and connected by a custom-designed central stairway.
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Sustainable strategies were fused into the overall design of the space and include finishes such as reclaimed wood, regionally sourced materials, low volatile organic compound (VOC) products, renewable resources and LED lighting throughout. Diffused interior skylights were added as well to enhance the amount of natural light in the office.
A 35-foot living wall with over 36 plant species coupled with a three-story spiral helix staircase makes a dramatic welcoming lobby, and signals entrance to an imaginative custom workspace. Interactive artwork throughout creates a unique environment of engagement, and a creative home for Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise team.
The Pack Studios can be arranged in three different ways: one big conference table, a more intimate lounge set up with several small tables divided by partition panels, or a seminar arrangement for larger audiences. Multimedia devices, which can be used in many different ways, underline the flexibility of the room.
The first step in the process was to take an area of 400×400 mm and extrude it and let it grow to 800×800 mm, then to repeat the process until a desired height has been reached. The demand for flexibility was met by introducing a custom made changeable shelf system. A system of L-profiled beams were designed with a perforation running along the beams as a stitch.