A multinational high-tech company - Montreal
Intended for a multinational high-tech company, this mandate consisted in designing the interior of a corporate space with several functions: customer areas and employee areas, spread over two floors. The client wished for a modern workplace, for which LemayMichaud developed a strong and innovative concept that combines both dynamism and security, one of the company’s primary concerns.
The company’s unallocated workspace policy incorporated several program elements to help compensate for the loss of personal space: a locker room to safely store personal belongings, smaller focus rooms for quiet work, and phone rooms to help maintain an acceptable noise level in the open area.
Bring the excitement of Montreal indoors
For this subsidiary of the multinational group, the team felt it was important to bring Montreal’s identity to the spaces, drawing inspiration from the nearby Mount-Royal, the abundance of cafes, the brick architecture as well as its famous subway.
The team created comfortable and inviting workspaces, offering flexibility to employees depending on their tasks. Each meeting room offers a different palette to allow for variation, and the common spaces offer generous greenery and a cafe atmosphere.
The design concept is based on the desire to bring the Montreal experience, its streets, its parks, its symbols, into the building. This desired effect is made possible through the use of materials reminiscent of the city such as wood, brick, plants, carpeting in the colors of concrete, asphalt and grass, as well as outdoor lighting.
Lichen plant walls dot the spaces, bringing a touch of nature to the environment. The addition of plants to corporate spaces not only improves the well-being of employees, but also acts as an air purifier.
A fully integrated mandate
What makes this mandate so special for LemayMichaud is the fact that it proposes a completely integrated concept. In addition to architecture and interior design, it required the involvement of the graphic design department for the development of signage that reflected the client’s image and the premises, as well as for the creation of four murals, designed specifically for the client.