intive Offices – Wroclaw

intive has moved into their human-centric and hospitality-focused Wroclaw workplace, a design that focuses on individualism, sharing experiences and strengthening relationships within the Polish technology company.

Firm
  • Client intive,
  • size 47,361 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Wroclaw, Poland,
  • Industry Hardware / Software Development, Technology,
  • MIXD has created the positive and hospitable office design for intive, a digital transformation company located in Wroclaw, Poland.

    MIXD specializes in hotel design, which is why the design of the Intive office in Wroclaw is based on concept of hospitality. This includes accepting a man as he is. Hospitality is a mixture containing empathy, respect for individualism, fun and sharing experiences. Such an office raises positive emotions, strengthens relationships between people, creates a good work environment.

    MIXD designers focused on a diverse, flexible space, but also with a powerful “cool factor”, allowing young programmers to identify with this place. They also enlarged and opened up the maximum of shared office spaces to give numerous teams the opportunity to meet, talk, get to know each other better, and spend time together. They also invited a group of Intive employees to take part in Culture Club® workshops, allowing them to share their ideas for organizing the office.

    The cosiness of the Intive office is manifested primarily in a large amount of wood, upholstered furniture, colourful accents. Two principles were key – first, to mix typically office equipment with more “home-like” elements. Secondly, the focus was mainly on Polish and Wroclaw companies to keep the project sustainable and support local business. Designers from MIXD also focused on the acoustic comfort of the office – hence many sound-absorbing elements such as rugs, carpets, wood wool ceiling panels, upholstered seats, cushions, and pressed felt lamps.

    Office is located in a new building in the city center, it occupies two floors and has an area of 4400 m2 – a team of 450 people is expected to work there. Intive works in a project way – a team of employees is created for each order, the composition and size of these teams vary depending on the nature of the project. Therefore, in the office we will find places to work in groups, for short meetings, briefings, as well as a place where you can work comfortably alone. The murals of local artist Łukasz Kulikowski appearing in various rooms refer to free time. All this reminds us of pleasant experiences and passions – equally important for young people as work.

    Another characteristic element of the Intive office are seating places located in padded niches, located along the entire length of numerous corridors. Recess is a place where you can hang out alone with a laptop or talk on the phone – this is an important intimacy space in the workplace. Lamps and lighting systems were carefully selected for the color and light intensity. Some also have special sound-absorbing functions – this supports the fight against noise – one of the most frequently indicated disturbances in the office space. Living plants are an important element. Instead of expensive and difficult to care for green walls, open shelves and stands have appeared, where you can put single pots. Thanks to this, each employee can have their green pet in the office.

    Design: MIXD
    Design Team: Piotr Kalinowski, Katarzyna Majer-Hola, Paweł Panek, Agnieszka Kaczara, Alicja Dziedziela
    Photography: Mariola Zolodz Photography