Optylon Krea Offices – Lisbon

  • Client Optylon Krea,
  • size 4,080 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Lisbon, Portugal,
  • Industry Real Estate Services,
  • Pedra Silva Arquitectos designed Optylon Krea’s new office space with a stunning view of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal.

    The client requested a warm and sophisticated workspace environment that would represent the values and culture of the company, providing its employees with a comfortable and contemporary office to develop their work.

    Despite an ambitious program and limited space, various attempts were made with the client to maximise space and create a well-balanced workplace. The layout was designed with a clear distinction between closed and open spaces. This meant creating an open-space zone with flexible working areas (chat booths, sofas, high tables), private pods and phonebooths – small meeting pods for videoconferencing and appropriate to today’s work environment. In addition, a small and fully fitted kitchen was created to accommodate staff who enjoy working in a relaxing and informal area.

    The greatest challenge was introducing the necessary infrastructure in a low-ceiling space and avoiding constricted areas. The solution to resolving the short ceiling height and acoustics meant using felt slats in the open space and offices, thus creating the impression of a semi-open ceiling.

    The visible infrastructure in the circulation zones was not altered, adding an informal feel to the space.

    The new office features comfortable materials and neutral tones, oakwood and grey-toned fabrics and coatings in a soft palette that enhances the light and unobstructed views over the city.

    Design: Pedra Silva Arquitectos
    Contractor: Edimarante
    Photography: do mal o menos | Eduardo Nascimento