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OLX Group Office in Lisbon
Commercial Building Redevelopment in Portugal design by Pedra Silva Arquitectos
15 Feb 2019
OLX Group Office, Portugal
Design: Pedra Silva Arquitectos
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
OLX Group Office
Located in one of most important business districts of Lisbon, the project space is prepared to accommodate 300 people and its design reflects OLX culture mixed with the inspiring mood and beauty of the city of Lisbon.
The Client, OLX Group, is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, storia, stradia, among others, which connect local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through web.
The main work areas were located near the facade – allowing employees to develop their activities with as much natural light as possible – while creating clusters with different spaces and programs to allow more control over the work zones in the open space and provide better acoustics.
Pedra Silva Arquitectos wanted the project to reflect the colourful and charming city of Lisbon and at the same time meet the challenges of informality and flexibility in contemporary offices, as well as more technical issues such as acoustics.
Pedra Silva Arquitectos chose the traditional Portuguese tiles as a starting point because they are everywhere in the city and represent a typically Portuguese craft, while also offering great flexibility.
Then, in order to meet acoustic requirements, Pedra Silva Arquitectos designed a matching acoustic absorbent tile made from Burel Mountain Originals – a Portuguese fabric handmade from 100% pure wool.
The presence of wood elements in the space was very important in the design of the project in order to create a comfortable and domestic feeling. All the glass partition frames and joinery were bespoke, with a design developed by us and detailed at a 1:1 scale.
This sort of craftsmanship work is very present in all of our projects and commonly used in Portuguese culture.
By creating closed meeting rooms and individual booths near the working areas, staff was provided with more options as to where they can do their work, both individually collectively.
In the more enclosed areas we placed the informal work spaces and lounges that can take just about any form.
OLX is a youthful company which follows the tendency of contemporary information technology companies, where a very informal work environment is a must and employees’ mental happiness and physical comfort are mandatory guidelines.
About Pedra Silva Arquitectos
Pedra Silva Arquitectos is a Lisbon based full-service architecture studio, dedicated to architecture and interior design projects. Their portfolio covers a diverse range of typologies with a special focus on the residential, hospitality, offices and workplace consultancy and design, and the health sector.
The practice is dedicated to the deepest level of involvement in the design of our buildings delivering projects which meet the highest possible standards of excellence. The work is characterized by strong conceptual legibility, innovation and a rigorous approach to detailing, further strengthened by the principles of humane, enduring and sustainable design.
Pedra Silva Arquitectos are an experienced office with projects throughout the world from Australia to Russia, UK, and Portugal that have been internationally recognized and awarded.
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