when renovation creates three zones of activity and puts into practice the concept of the New Way of Working
Within the BNB (National Bank of Belgium), the decision to apply the principles of the ‘New Way of Working’ aims on the one hand to increase and improve the departments/services and on the other to rationalise the use of the available space. This principle is translated as laying out the workspaces in a flexible/open manner rather than as individual offices, and by grouping together the working methods according to the different activities of the bank.
|program||renovation and fitting out of the offices of the NBB according|
|client||National Bank of Belgium|
|address||avenue de Berlaimont 14, 1000 Brussels Belgium|
|team||architect: assar architects|
building services: Botec
general contractor: Beddeleem
health & safety coordination: Sixco
The programme divides the four-level building into four zones/levels characterised by four different ambiances. Each zone, accessible vertically (by lift), is divided into ‘home zones’, which correspond to one of the bank’s departments and are organised into three successive zones.
Within this succession of sub-zones, sub-zone 2 serves as an acoustic buffer between the noisy social zone (sub-zone 1) and the open plan offices (sub-zone 3).