Raw and handcrafted materials were used throughout the design of EQT’s Stockholm headquarters, a refined and detailed space for Northern Europe’s first private equity firm. Studio Stockholm has completed the office design for global investment firm, EQT, at their location in Stockholm, Sweden.
Studio Stockholm have worked with the global investment organisation EQT since 2016 and is today their concept architect for all of EQT’s global offices. Their latest project together is the most ambitious to date – the design and development of EQT’s new headquarters in Stockholm. No expense was spared on this international showpiece representing one of Northern Europe’s first private equity firms. The premises were re-designed from scratch with meticulous attention to detail using only the finest, high quality natural materials.
These raw materials were then handcrafted and refined into more advanced forms, in a concept that mirrors EQT’s role of developing and transforming companies. This growing company’s headquarters exude a professionalism and timelessness that is symbolic of EQT’s long-term approach when it comes to its investments.
Studio Stockholm have created a design concept based on EQT’s shift towards more transparency and openness, by removing boundaries within the company departments and having a more flexible and open way of working, as well as an international concept suitable for EQT’s global clients and teams that exudes stability and success.
A challenge has been to interpret the right mood aesthetically while ensuring high functionality and a very high level of security. This has been achieved in a concept where support functions are gathered in the core of the premises, surrounded by open lounges and workspaces that become successively more transparent towards the façade. Employees are encouraged to work over borders between departments with a united culture, due to the dynamics of a more open physical space.
Studio Stockholm has gone on to produce and apply a new brand manual for building or remodelling EQT’s other offices worldwide and will apply this new way of working to EQT’s international sites in the US, Europe and Asia. In addition to designing EQT’s head office, Studio Stockholm has designed EQT’s Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney offices and are currently working on the Zurich office.
Design: Studio Stockholm
Design Team: Marco Checchi, Erik Barnes, Axel Bjurström, Sonya Simmonds, Karolina Nyström, Michaela Tamm
Photography: Per Kristiansen
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