Offices and Headquarters


Maia, Portugal

  • Year: 2017-2018
  • Client: Vilabela - Gestão E Investimentos Imobiliarios Lda.
  • Area: 4.940,00 m² (53.173,72 ft²)
  • Location: Maia, Portugal
  • Category: Offices and Headquarters

The space destined to the new Infineon facilities was developed in an industrial building, located in Tecmaia (Science and Technology Park of Maia). This project’s great ambition was the creation of a spacious and organized working environment, where natural light was a constant. The building’s interior has been fully intervened, in order to adapt it to the needs of a constantly evolving office.

On the ground floor, there is an imposing open space, which accommodates 450 workplaces and aims to encourage interpersonal relationships. In addition to all the cabinets and support rooms that define the borders with the common areas and circulation zones, small "cubes" emerge along the space. These boxes serve a visual purpose - sculpting the office’s personality and introducing dynamism and color - but also functional, as they allow for quick meetings and telephone conversations without disturbing the surrounding workplaces.

Circulations kept their original trace: the six-meter room's height and the industrial lights were maintained, with the intention of reinterpreting and respecting the old use. In short, this project translates the adaptation of a building with an industrial history into a versatile, adaptable, large-scale office environment, with brightness and elegance.