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Mixed instead of open? PepsiCo's Warsaw office in modern form

25 of October '22

A modern office must first and foremost attract employees - create a place that is open and cozy, allowing adaptation to different office work models. Such an effect was tried to create in the office of PepsiCo's Warsaw branch.

The new PepsiCo office, which opened this year, is the result of a collaboration between Tétris (which is leading the project in fit-out format), architectural studio MIXD and AD-STUDIO studio. The realization, located in Warsaw's Koneser Praga Center, occupies two floors and a total area of three and a half thousand square meters. The challenge of this realization turns out to be primarily the creation of conditions for flexible work, eclectic arrangement and use of recycled materials.

Marki firmy pojawiają się w każdej części biura

The company's brands appear in every part of the office

photo by Kinga Skalik, © PepsiCo

mixed instead of open

The primary consideration in designing PepsiCo's office was to create a post-pandemic work environment. The move away from fixed office work to a hybrid model is nothing new or strange today - it's a regular part of working in today's corporation. So the way the interior was organized had to match the way we work.

Thus, in the office space, a number of individual or group workspaces were created - adapted for standing and seated work. For those who need to hold a conversation in silence, special soundproofing booths were placed. Conference rooms and also a rest area have been located separately. How to avoid chaos in such a casual space? Employees can reserve a desk in a special mobile application.

Miejsca pracy podzielono na indywidualne i grupowe

Workplaces are divided into individual and group spaces

photo by Kinga Skalik, © PepsiCo

The office itself also reflects the tenets of our global Work that Works program, which redefines the workplace. It is both designed for hybrid work and offers our employees a variety of spaces for on-site tasks," emphasizes Emilia Bryl, Project Manager at PepsiCo.

Conference room

conference room

Photo by Kinga Skalik, © PepsiCo

eclectic branding

How was the office interior decided to be resolved? By referring to the flamboyant aesthetics of the company's most famous products. In each part of the office you will find a different floor solution, from carpets, terrazzo to the use of panels. Already at the floor level one can notice the flashy color scheme going from strong lemon yellow to oranges AND blues. It is also worth noting the exposure of the building's technical infrastructure on the ceiling - a popular trend in interior organization.

In every part of the office you will find references to products and brands created by the company - posters, neon signs or even photographs on the walls. The flashy yellow, blue and soft red create the overall character of the place.

Common area

common area

photo by Kinga Skalik, © PepsiCo

The interior of PepsiCo's new office is defined by colors, product branding in the form of neon signs, graphics or wallpaper on the walls, different types of textures, structures, combined elements and lots of green plants. We made decorative acoustic ceilings in the shape of ribbed circles, decorative metal cladding with sub-printing, and the entire area has two and a half thousand square meters of cellulose acoustic plaster. Also noteworthy are the reception desk and kitchen table tops, which were made from bottle caps," points out Krzysztof Jastrzębski, Senior project manager at Tétris.

Dla osób potrzebujących porozmawiać w ciszy ustawiono specjalne kabiny

Special booths have been set up for those who need to talk in silence

photo by Kinga Skalik, © PepsiCo

The future of offices?

The mixed office model is a new trend today, responding to the needs of the employee - who is free to change where and how they work. It's hard not to notice that the open space formula is going away in favor of office mixed-use. It is worth watching this trend, primarily for assessing how long it can last. Such a formula may also wear out, and we will return to not even so much as open-space, but cardboard partitions.

Rest area

rest zone

Photo by Kinga Skalik, © PepsiCo

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