Astral Media recently relocated approximately 350 employees in downtown Montreal, Canada. Obviously, a new office was needed. Lemay Associés were the ones who designed the interior. There were some clear requirements to this project: the creation of flexible meeting spaces, a contemporary, energetic and versatile working environment for the employees and new furniture standards.
The project was a challenge but the results were very satisfying. The new space is modern and youthful and is able to accommodate a large number of employees, as opposed to the previously dispersed organization. This facilitates the interaction between employees, another one of the original requirements.
The office includes, besides the employees’ workstations, a main reception area and several meeting spaces such as conference and meeting rooms, agora etc. there’s also series of common areas such as the dining room, the lounge area, the café or the copy center and these spaces can be found on each floor.
Moreover, each floor has its own color. The levels are connected by a glass staircase. This is a very good example of a flexible, functional ad modern workspace with bright interiors and energetic and fresh decors. It’s the kind of office that any employee would love. It makes work seem less difficult and I’m sure productivity increases in such an environment, more than in a dark, lonely and sad space.