BATCh Architecture Rethinks the Workspace
Madrid-based architectural firm BATCh Architecture has devised a conceptual design for the central headquarters of the Trevenque Group, an information technology company based in Granada, Spain. The company tasked the firm with rethinking its workspaces to make them conducive to acquiring and retaining talent by offering a company culture that provides a memorable experience.
For this project phase, Pablo González-Bootello and Javier Traver Lafuente, the firm’s founders and principles, collaborated with the company to undertake a workplace audit based on interviews, questionnaires, and surveys. They sought to acquire a detailed knowledge of the company and its different ways of working, including at headquarters. The insight gained from the audit and their experience with and approach to the workplace sector led to a conceptual design, a proposal of three possible scenarios for the future headquarters, which they condensed into a White Paper, The New Company Headquarters.
“The first phase of our systematic approach is “Strategic” and implies finding the concept for the entire project. Following this is the “Tactical” phase, through which we guarantee the desired working modes. The last phase is the “Technical” one in which we develop both previous phases. For this project, we use the concept of “urban public space as a place for personal relationships and encounters.”. Corporate spaces should be only for tasks that benefit from personal encounters. We believe it is essential to give the worker the ability to choose where to carry out their assignments, whether at home or in so-called “third places.”.
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Learn about another of BATCh Architecture’s projects, read MonteNuño Residential Complex, Oviedo, Spain.