Within the framework of this project, all of the creative design was entrusted to Bureau Stekke.
We worked directly with the customer and the site coordinator to strike a balance between the needs and the execution process of the project, which had short deadlines.
For its future offices, distributed over two floors, the customer wanted open working spaces for each section.
Not wanting to create one huge open space, we decided to divide each section into “copy corner”, “lounge” and “brainstorming” areas and “glazed offices”, to provide this political journalism organisation with an ergonomically designed working area most suited to their needs and expectations.
Goethe Institut has just taken possession of its new offices and classrooms at 58, Avenue des Arts.
At the start of the next academic year, their students will be received in these sleek, bright spaces where touches of colour and design have been meticulously chosen to enliven these discussion areas where students and teachers interact.
The development and design of the project led to a selection of resistant, insulating and aesthetic materials meeting the customer’s specifications.
The Emirates Fly offices are situated in the Avenue des Arts in the European quarter.
For this project, we worked to style guidelines prepared by Emirates, while providing a unique and elegant touch of our own.
We defined the spaces with large glazed partitions highlighted by thin black profiles to modernise the premises and preserve the luminosity of the space.
The full-height doors and cupboards are in light laminated wood, adding a warm and welcoming aspect to the entire area.
Since May 2015, Emirates’ customers have been able to benefit from this beautiful space to plan their next trip.
Stekke is currently undertaking, for mid-2015, the major renovation and restructuring of the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLp law firm in the Bastion Tower, in Brussels.
We have developed a new public space covering the whole of floors 24 & 25 based on a modern, timeless concept, with a minimalist design (1,500m²).
Stekke has fully redesigned these areas by creating a new reception area and lounge areas, 14 meeting rooms, a dining room, a class room, a new cafeteria and professional kitchen, etc., without forgetting its new terrace offering a prestigious view of Brussels. We wanted to create an office space that reflected the image of Freshfields for clients as soon as they enter the offices, with a welcoming, bright reception area.
We have used premium materials such as marble, oak veneer and Corain to create a high-class space. All the furniture has been selected and designed to combine everyday comfort and style.
The working environment of the 150 lawyers has been improved by the renovation of the five floors they occupy (5,400m²). Stekke has undertaken a complete renovation of the offices, with the refurbishment of some communal areas. A new design has been developed for lounge areas, with a new library, cafeteria and functional kitchenette.
For this renovation project in the European district of the Avenue des Arts, we wanted to revitalise the premises by improving the circulation areas and by privatising the areas intended for the staff of AmCham EU (American Chamber of Commerce). To that end, we have relocated the main entrance, to improve user-friendliness, and we have separated the “private” spaces of the waiting areas for visitors by using high glass partitions. For these visitors, we have designed comfortable, relaxing areas, by creating a friendly atmosphere, with customised furniture and shelves.
The kitchen has also been completely refurbished. The furniture has been designed with two colour schemes and a variety of textures to highlight this area.
The new look immediately captivated all the occupants, who very rapidly moved into the premises in winter 2014.
For this new office refurbishment project, we were enchanted by the ITTower, located in one of the quietest parts of the avenue Louise, overlooking the Abbaye de la Cambre.
This office space measuring +- 400m² was divided into offices for one to eight people, with two meeting rooms and a kitchen/lounge area for employees of SERB, a French pharmaceutical laboratory.
We opted to mix modular partitions, for ease of installation and flexibility, and veneer for all the joinery work, so as to create a sober and elegant look.
We used the same plating process for the kitchen and the partitions in the meeting rooms, in which we have integrated screens and where we have designed discreet and functional sideboard units. The result is a harmonious, welcoming space.
Our aim was to highlight the office block’s ideal location, by attempting to keep spaces as open as possible using removable glass partitions. This enabled us to separate spaces while retaining a visual connection over the offices as a whole and the outside environment.
The premises are already occupied by some of the company’s employees, who seem very enthusiastic about the idea of working in this new space.
Hunton & Williams law firm has recently moved into these newly refurbished premises, near Central Station in Brussels. Their clients are now received in a new spacious and bright public area. The reception desk is the focal point of the entrance hall, being at the same time furniture, partition and kitchen at the back. It is unified by a black strip, which contrasts with the white lacquered glass.
The new meeting rooms are cosy and conducive to discussion. Their mobile partitions mean that they can be transformed into large or small meeting rooms.
This new space, designed entirely by STEKKE, is in perfect harmony with the law firm’s identity and image.
Stekke is currently finishing work on the offices of ACTstar, a marketing agency.
ACTstar will move into its new offices in Brussels in early July. We have been entrusted with designing and refurbishing these offices in full. We have organised the space according to the various needs of each department.
In this refurbishment project, we have highlighted the “bubble” concept which is an ideal solution to the agency’s need to divide space, while maintaining a degree of privacy for each department. We have placed the emphasis on open space, with partitions so as not to detract from the light, friendly feel of the premises.
An area for ad-hoc meetings and brainstorming sessions has been created to provide participants with a degree of privacy to help them remain fully concentrated… or alternatively the area can be used simply by staff to relax.
Stekke has renovated the entrance hall of a building in the European district for Deka Immobilien. The idea was to create an effect of depth thanks to the materials used (tinted glass). Circulation has been optimised with a ramp for easy access. A reception desk in an open space creates a closer sense of contact with visitors.
To create continuity in the building, white Lacobel glass has also been installed in the lifts and the hall lifts on the floors, for maximum light.