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Solvay, an international chemicals group serving diversified global markets, partnered with Planning Design Research Corp. (PDR) to design 50,000 square feet of efficient and modern workspace. The project business driver was to foster collaborative culture and empower connectivity between newly co-located employees across two floors. The result was a space that celebrates the company’s 150 year history with displays of significant company photography, branding partnerships and Solvay’s chemical roots.
PDR’s design utilizes the layout to maximize employee access to daylight and views, as well as connectivity and collaboration ability. Integrated use of color theory, texture, and scale communicate Solvay’s progressive company image and stimulate productivity, inspiration and excitement in employees.
Solvay’s new workplace reflects the design sensibility of the company’s European heritage and creates an atmosphere that embodies the forward focus of the company culture, expertise and people.