Total Energies Offices – Oviedo

  • Client Total Energies,
  • size 43,056 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Oviedo, Spain,
  • Industry Energy / Mining / Oil,
  • The Move completed the Total Energies offices with a focus on representing their company and business creatively in Oviedo, Spain.

    Energy is in constant transformation and all the companies in the sector are currently experiencing change in. TotalEnergies is now a multi-energy company, which after a profound business and cultural transformation has opted for the flexibility, transparency, closeness and sustainability, as their main values, and its new headquarters in Spain is the best reflection of this.
    The great project challenges have been raised by the location and the current moment. In the first place, due to the dimensions and depth of the floor plan, it was essential to guarantee natural light access to all the workstations. Secondly, in the flexible work era, the office must be a place that motivates workers to go to the headquarters and experience what the company and its community can offer.

    With this ideas, we designed the “Plazas de la Energia”, 10 squares that give life and works as the activity centers of the headquarters. Each one dedicated to energy type, to communicate the new multi-energy orientation of the company, and making tangible the new paths in which Total Energies has entered.

    These squares have been carefully worked with backlit textile ceilings, or overhead light that passes through perforated acoustic panels with patterns according to each energy type, a vibrant color palette and neon icons have been applied to them, which together with light and luminous colors from the rest of the project, activate the center of the floor.r of green elements.
    It’s A venue designed to promote a flexible and collaborative work model, with a wide variety of encounter spaces to meet both formally and informally, to socialize, or places to find moments to concentrate and carry out individual tasks. Most of these collaborative spaces are organized in two crossed bays that order the neighborhoods and control the size of the open plan.

    The new post covid office has become a place primarily for collaboration and strengthening the culture of the organization. To do this, the void where the old escalators were, is used to unite both floors with a stair-tier-multipurpose which becomes the heart of the office. A space of passage, but also of meetings, informal work and collaboration; for events from 12 to more than 80 attendees, with windows overlooking the tracks and bordered by a litmus glass handrail that changes color depending on where you look, recalling the energy path of TotalEnergies.

    The project was carried out in collaboration with the construction company ERCER and had the involvement of a large number of TotalEnergies workers who participated in the design, Involving them in the design from the first phases. All in a short period of 9 months from the initial sketches to the inauguration.

    Ercer is a company specialized in the construction of corporate headquarters throughout the Iberian Peninsula since 2006.

    The Move is a creative company, founded in 2019 by Gema García and Jaime Méndez, dedicated to consulting and designing corporate workplace and retail spaces.

    Design: The Move
    TotalEnergies Team: Carmen Coto, Laura Pello
    The Move Design Team: Gema García, Jaime Méndez, Zonnia Villegas, Mariana Deza, Antonio Méndez
    Contractor: ERCER
    Photography: Belén Imaz