On two levels in a multi-tenant building from the 90’s, a comfortable office environment is lay out for Sanofi with a warm and tranquil atmosphere. It also boasts a reception area, lunchroom and a conference centre.
Client Sanofi
Location Amsterdam
Square 5.300
Timeline October 2017 - December 2018

Sanofi is a leading international supplier in healthcare solutions. Their work environment in Amsterdam highlights the predominant characteristic of the people working at Sanofi, a strong patient driven attitude. With that in mind we were able to tear down the walls in order to create a transparent, open work environment.

The activity based working concept is tailored to Sanofi and fit to the building layout, the interconnected floors covering several wings. A gradual sequence of collaboration spaces, concentration spaces and meeting rooms provide the vast floor plan with a high degree of variation. Several coffee hubs alternate with the work areas, these are the break-out spaces that consolidate a comfortable and captivating user experience while meandering the office.

The patient driven attitude translates to a comfortable interior that incorporates lifesize graphics.

An outspoken design and materialisation concept aligns the spatial variations to create a warm, secure and uniform identity. Bronze coloured frames and green floor-to-ceiling cabinets form the base pallet, which is enriched with dark wooden accents and integration of lots of natural green. Subtle contrasts are made in the colour scheme with hues of grey, green, brown and ochre. The office optimally supports employee wellbeing and reflects their intricate motivation, subtly accommodating large scale graphical expressions of the company's patient driven attitude.

A vibrant meeting hub directly connects the conference area to the activity based work environment of Sanofi. The meeting hub features a void with a custom designed pendula above the stairs, playfully reflecting the intricate balance between people and their health. Graphics portray the colourful lives healthcare is concerned with.

Photography by Stijn Poelstra