Steelcase Worklife Mexico
Client: Steelcase Worklife Mexico
Location: Mexico City
Project Design: a | 911 + Steelcase Design
Design Leaders: Saidee Springall + Jose Castillo
Design Team: Ernesto Lomelí, Jürgen Eisenhauer,
Emiel Tijhuis, José Esparza
Kitchen Design: a | 911 + Henrybuilt + Steelcase Design
Photographs: Jaime Navarro
For over 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world’s leading organizations, across industries. One of its main customer facing touch points are its WorkLife Centers. WorkLife Mexico City is a living example of their story of a resilient workplace. It was designed based on the principles of worker wellbeing and the creation of an ecosystem of spaces that provide their employees with choice and control over where and how they work.
The space is divided into three main zones that follow a main corridor or “street” that traverses the entire space. This “street” divides the open and more public settings from the more private and enclosed spaces. The first zone is the WorkCafe. This space is designed to bring the energy and vibe of the coffee shop into the workplace with the conveniences of the primary working environment such as ubiquitous power and access to co-workers and enclosed spaces.
The second area is referred to as nomadic camp. Nomadic camp is a place for workers to touch down, connect with others or find focus. Lastly, resident neighborhood is a place for assigned workers to focus in dedicated spaces based on pertinent work patterns.
Materiality in the applications assists in way finding and putting the user in the right state of mind. Interior architecture guides to the main interstitial “street” and Steelcase materiality and Designtex printing augments the desired experience in the applications that could be focus, connection or rejuvenation.