POLO BXL

designing our workspace in Tour & Taxis
Comfort and communication take centre stage when we reimagine our new Brussels headquarters as a “home for working”. Different environments invite a variety of work modes in a space that embraces the changing nature of the workplace — while doubling down on its strategic role as a catalyst for creative energy.
Location

Tour & Taxis
Brussels
Belgium

Year
2020
Surface area
470m²
Status
realized
Client
POLO
Bea Geboers
Photography
Evenbeeld

The Brussels branch of POLO Architects had been growing steadily for years when the opportunity arose to relocate to the vibrant surroundings of the new Tour & Taxis campus. This state of the art regeneration project offered an opportunity to inhabit a spectacular industrial heritage site among other creatives and start-ups.

Our move to a new location provided the impetus to reevaluate the role of the office space in our practice. We were keen to give coherent material form to a work infrastructure that had grown organically over the years.

In the past decades we have witnessed how advances in technology radically transformed the way we work. This process was supercharged by the global pandemic. The design for our new offices set out to align with this evolution towards a more flexible workplace. It was to become a warm and welcoming spot for convening, inspiring and collaborating, rather than just the location for hard toiling from 9 to 5.

These considerations underscore that this office design is not an end point, nor does it represent a clean slate for POLO. Rather it writes another chapter in a story that feels like it is only just beginning.

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