Telia Global Services Lithuania Office
Talent Garden Vilnius – a unique facility located in the old town of Vilnius. It spans over the 2000 sq meters area, hosting 230+ members, offering flexible workspaces, digital skills training, and events every year. The Campus is designed to enhance creativity and provide the ideal setting for professionals to work, learn, and connect.
The main inspiration was the actual building. The brutalist architecture designed by Justinas Šeibokas played a huge role in the initial interior idea. More than 60 roof lights that span across the workspace and corridors create a unique atmosphere. The building’s construction is highly visible everywhere and dictated the lighting fixtures; for example, the roof lights are the daylight source, installed squared shape LED lights mimic the effect at night. The architect’s use of the exterior pattern was invited indoors, the ceiling stripped from any additional structures to display the pure brutalism idea.
The function played a huge role also. Space not only had to contain all the members during working hours but also be flexible to host a 150+ people event, 20+ classroom, and extra guests in the meeting rooms (not only cloakrooms but the coffee spots and WCs had to be planned accordingly).
Talent Garden Vilnius a unique space with a bold character and a nod to a great architect, who designed the brutalist building 40 years ago.
Rimi – a food chain company, part of ICA Group, decided to move the whole administration team under one roof. The various department worked in different areas of Vilnius, so this was not ideal to keep the team together.
The new office placed on two floors with an additional game room and the terrace was designed to fit all 200 employees.
The main change – activity-based seating. Both floors are open for everyone to choose their own space for the day. No private offices, no designated desks, just one, open office for everyone to decide what function requires what space. There is no space the same on both floors, all workspaces are different, this creates a miniature town feeling, where there is something new in each corner.
The interior is all very clean, white with bright popping colours, Rimi as a food company does like to use red, yellow and green in the branding, food packaging and etc.
The kitchens on both floors are designed as an attraction point, where everyone gather for drinks and conversations. Space also used for town hall type meetings.
The Rimi project was co-designed together with Paulius Petkus, PAO architects.
American global media, marketing and corporate communications holding company’s Lithuanian HQ were looking to improve their workspace.
The new 6500 sq.m space was designed to incorporate 3 brands: OMG, PhD and OMD. Each with their own identity colours and approach which is visible in the interior.
OMD space is filled with black detailing, red colour and artwork. This was implemented to support the core values and be an inspiration every day to the employees. The workspace is more open, all team members sit and collaborate together.
OMG/PhD part is divided with wooden glass partition, the need for separate offices was required, but the wood texture gives the space warmth and cosiness. The carpets match the brand colours and every corner has its own functionality; for example, the corridor is used for print areas, small water cooler spots and even a chess game on the magnetic board.
The meeting rooms all decorated with the mural, that represents each brand.
2 teams, 2 storeys in a Danske Bank building, 2 different themes, 1200 sq.m in total.
On one floor the open space is divided by 3 meetings rooms. They all have different structure and material. One is a triangle shaped wood box, with acoustic, grey walls inside, the other – a glass house with green moss on both sides, this followed by house shaped metal frame and the completely glass box type meeting room.
The whole area is made soundproof by using Heartfelt on walls and ceilings. The walls are also decorated in illustrated film poster, which each co-worker chose to hang by their own desk.
The other floor shows completely different style – more at home feeling with crazy meetings rooms. Crazy, because each 3 of them represent different decade, 20s, 50s and 90s, and these wore the times where the IT world was just starting. It‘s a reflection of world before the internet, mainstream programming, PCs and Macs.
The home feeling was achieved by using grey painted wooden panels, soft lights, Scandinavian style, graphics carpet and subtle art.
Lithuanian IKEA Purchasing Office, based in Kaunas was looking forward to move into the new space. The chosen building was close to Old Town, presented perfect views, had a IKEA Delivery Spot nearby and all the space needed for almost 60 employees.
The main idea was to use IKEA products: furniture, lights, rugs and represent local supplier’s produce. The reception desk is actually decorated with a table EKEDALEN legs, the meeting rooms walls with bed slats, MALM chest of drawers fronts and etc.
One of the key features in the office is a big meeting place/kitchen, where the traditional Fika is served daily 9.30 in the workday mornings. Here the main presentations, gatherings and coffee brakes happen.
Different department occupy different space and their needs are met with specific furniture. For example, in Textile department the need to measure the products where required, so the cubes where introduced. They work as a countertop for check-up work and the storage underneath.
Overall the IKEA ideology is clearly shown on the walls and all together creates an inspiring place to work, represent company’s values.
Transfer Go company is very fast growing and young, but they chose to move their new office in a 70s building, occupying the whole top floor.
The main assignment was to great a comfortable office for the starting number of 50, by the time they moved in, the total number of employees increased to 65. The layout had to be flexible and easily adapt to ever changing needs.
The heart of the office is the big kitchen. This is a meeting point, a relax area (there is separated game room too), for everyone to meet and greet, have lunch together.
The other key feature – big stair auditorium for big announcement or trainings. The popping yellow colour is subtle, but visible as the Transfer GO logo.
Rise is a global community of world’s top innovators, who are coming together with Barclays to co-operate the future of financial services. Rise Vilnius is a home for FinTech start-ups in Vilnius and in the whole region.
The office had to represent the Rise idea; be exciting, innovative and also welcoming.
Every space was designed to fit the user. There are several seating arrangements; from the table of 4 in the wooden houses, table of 6 between the glass walls to big family tables to seat many individually working people. There are many small corners where office users can have a quiet moment to concentrate, have a discussion with a fellow start up or phone conversation in a phone booths. Clever use of mirror was initiated to make a small room feel bigger.
Walls are decorated with local artist illustration and boards, which explain the main ideas of Rise. Plants and colourful detailing add a little more excitement to every space.
Many new technologies were used in the site: lights are controlled by apps, it can be changed in colour or intensity to fit the user of the space; all meeting rooms are booked online and the schedule is visible next to the meeting room door iPad; order a cup of coffee online from a family owned café (located by the entrance) and its delivered personally to the desk. Payments are made using new apps created by FinTech start-ups; all tables and areas are equipped with electric sockets, this allows users to use their laptops or other devices freely throughout the site
Interior colour include white walls, grey ceiling (to match the piping) and black detailing (glass wall, ceiling lights, door handles), but the main feature – oak wood. It is used in furnishing (tables, chairs), also in auditorium, TV screen box, desk lamps. Wood makes the big difference – the place feels welcoming and warmer than cold industrial, loft feel.