At the harbour quay in Copenhagen the Danish law firm SIRIUS Advokater got a new office environment in a former warehouse, which today is transformed into offices. With a transparent and informal atmosphere the new office environment, that is designed by ?rstiderne Arkitekter, supports the company’s culture and work processes.
The vision for the new interior design of Sirius Advokater was – based on wishes from the management and employees – to create an informal, welcoming and atmospheric framework for the company, where clients can be received in a professional setting, where they feel safe and comfortable.
The work of lawyers often requires discretion and privacy, and therefore it has been important, that all employees have one-man offices. In addition, a number of meeting rooms are specially designed for mediation and negotiations between clients. At the same time, it was important to create an office environment with a transparent character, so employees and visitors sense the workflow and life in the office.
“The needs and wishes from Sirius Advokater were solved by partitioning offices and meeting rooms with large glass walls to create privacy, while still ensuring that employees and visitors always sense the people and life in the office. The glass walls, which can be screened by heavy curtains, create beautiful shadow effect, and are also architecturally aligned with the warehouse’s industrial style,” says Mette Gravergaard, Creative Manager for Spaceplanning and Interior Design at ?rstiderne Arkitekter.
The interior design of Sirius Advokater consists of a back-office for employee facilities and offices as well as a more open and accessible front-office with meeting center, reception, lounge area – where guests can prepare before and after meetings – and an open staff restaurant, which is also used for meetings, teaching and customer events.