Allegro Offices – Poznan

A design that puts their employees at the center, Allegro has delivered premier comfort and safety at their new flexible and ergonomic work hub in Poznan.

  • Client Allegro Group,
  • size 265,869 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Poznan, Poland,
  • Industry Technology,
  • The Design Group was tasked with creating a space for the expanding needs of Allegro for their offices in Poznan, Poland.

    The biggest move in history
    Allegro is Europe’s largest e-commerce platform and a resounding success. The company is growing at extraordinary speed – in 2021 alone, Allegro had more than 1,500 new hires. The year 2021 was also marked by dynamic and impressive growth plans and investments in new offices: in Warsaw, Kraków, and Poznań. In Poznań, the move from the Pixel office building to the Nowy Rynek complex was the biggest logistics project in the history of the company’s offices. Allegro’s lease of 24,700 sqm is also the second largest lease on the Polish market and the largest transaction in the history of the Poznań market.

    For the employees
    Allegro is known for its outstanding care for its employees and their work comfort. Once again, the company did not fall short. Out of concern for the comfort and safety of its employees in Poznań, Allegro opted for a spacious office that meets the needs of its fast-growing team. The company is committed to fostering a very comfortable working environment, so one of the major objectives was to design ergonomic and flexible workstations adapted to the hybrid work model for a team of 2,700 people. Allegro has therefore fitted its new office with electric adjustable sit-to-stand “stand-up” desks, with height adjustable to suit the individual employee’s needs. To improve acoustics in the work areas, acoustic panels have been installed between the workstations as well as in lamps and shades, thus reducing noise and reverberation inside the office. Moreover, high-end IT/AV systems configured in meeting rooms allow for merging office work with remote work. On the other hand, acoustic quiet work booths feature intelligent lighting and efficient ventilation systems.

    Breaking the mold
    Due to the customary hybrid work model and the pandemic time of working at home, Allegro’s HQ space has been designed to accommodate the blend of environment and workplace setting, whilst breaking the default conventional office feel. For this very reason, every employee will find a great work space for themselves. Allegro has delivered very high standards of functionality aligned with the tenets of the hybrid work model. Spaces for quiet work in comfy chairs, meeting rooms with bar stools for groups of people, but also amphitheaters, a conference center with a few halls, a massive terrace, canteens or unbelievably green jungle rooms – these are only a few of the rooms for the employees of the Poznań office. Yet, there is more to it. Allegro has also catered for the children of its employees. On the second floor, in cooperation with The Design Group studio, they have co-designed a fabulous fairy-tale preschool for the little ones, with many design elements consistent with the office part.

    Jungle Room, living a green life in the interior
    The said jungle room is an unusual-to-the-office place for individual work or casual social meetings, existing surrounded by plenty of greenery, contributing to a peculiar microclimate. The space model was originally worked out during the first phase of The Design Group / Allegro collaboration on the interior design of the Warsaw office. The Poznań every-floor jungle rooms, unlike those in Warsaw (that are somewhat darker and further away from the other office zones), remind of an enchanted garden. They have been designed upon consultation with greenery specialists; they assisted in finding the right variety of original and rare-to-the-office plants according to, for example, the amount of sunlight or indoor humidity levels.

    Design: The Design Group
    Photography: Fotomohito