The space defined for the new Infineon facilities, was developed in an industrial building, located in the Tecmaia Science-Technology Center.
The great ambition of this project was the creation of a wide and organized working environment, taking advantage of natural light.
The building`s interior received fully intervention, in order to adapt it to the needs of a growing office.
The ground floor is designed as a large open space, housing about 450 workplaces encouraging better interpersonal relations.
The space is structured by cabinets and support rooms confining with the common spaces and circulation areas. In addition to these elements the space is punctuated by small enclosed spaces, intended for quick meetings and telephone conversations, that give color and dynamism to the whole, as well as providing some privacy.
Circulations maintained their original structure with a floor-to-ceiling height of 6 metres and its original lamps of industrial character, aiming to reinterpret and respect the old original use. Light "tunnels" and existing skylights were mostly kept according to the original design, allowing a more constant illumination and spatial extent.
On the first floor, existing mezzanines have been redesigned thus creating new ones in order to concentrate about 28 meeting rooms, providing, nevertheless, the existence of dynamic spaces which through the application of folding door systems, allow a flexible occupancy capacity for these spaces.
From the outside, the building retained its original appearance with the metal coating. However, in order to ensure a better environment, several openings have been created, which in a clear and rhythmic way, enhance the spatial quality of the interior of the building.
On the south side, the building has been enlarged allowing the creation of a dining area, directly connected to the garden.
The Infineon project conveys the adaptation of a pre-existing industrial and service building into an elegant, versatile and adaptable large-scale office.