OLX Group Offices - Interior view of cluster with meeting rooms

OLX Group Offices

Lisbon, Portugal

Located in one of most important business districts of Lisbon, the project space is prepared to accommodate 300 people and its design reflects OLX culture mixed with the inspiring mood and beauty of the city of Lisbon. The Client, OLX Group, is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, storia, stradia, among others, which connect local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through the web.

OLX Group Offices - View of locker wall with sofa niche

The main work areas were located near the facade - allowing employees to develop their activities with as much natural light as possible - while creating clusters with different spaces and programs to allow more control over the work zones in the open space and provide better acoustics.

OLX Group Offices - View of open space work area

We wanted the project to reflect the colourful and charming city of Lisbon and at the same time meet the challenges of informality and flexibility in contemporary offices, as well as more technical issues such as acoustics.

OLX Group Offices - Lower floor plan
OLX Group Offices - Upper floor plan
OLX Group Offices - View of meeting room cluster and locker wall

We chose the traditional Portuguese tiles as a starting point because they are everywhere in the city and represent a typically Portuguese craft, while also offering great flexibility.

OLX Group Offices - Exploded axonometry of cluster structure and materials
OLX Group Offices - View of diferent clusters and work areas
OLX Group Offices - View of diferent clusters and work areas
OLX Group Offices - Detail of cluster finishes with ceramic tiles and acoustic absorbent tiles

Then, in order to meet acoustic requirements, we designed a matching acoustic absorbent tile made from Burel Mountain Originals - a Portuguese fabric handmade from 100% pure wool.

OLX Group Offices - Production image for Burel acoustic tiles
OLX Group Offices - Production image for Bural acoustic tiles
OLX Group Offices - Production image for Bural acoustic tiles
OLX Group Offices - Production image for ceramic tiles
OLX Group Offices - Production image for ceramic tiles
OLX Group Offices - Production image for ceramic tiles
OLX Group Offices - Interior view of cluster with wooden partitions

The presence of wood elements in the space was very important in the design of the project in order to create a comfortable and domestic feeling. All the glass partition frames and joinery were bespoke, with a design developed by us and detailed at a 1:1 scale.

OLX Group Offices - View of main meeting room cluster with wooden partition walls
OLX Group Offices - View of main meeting room cluster with wooden partition walls

This sort of craftsmanship work is very present in all of our projects and commonly used in Portuguese culture.

OLX Group Offices - Detail drawing of carpentry for wood partitions and frames
OLX Group Offices - View of large meeting room

By creating closed meeting rooms and individual booths near the working areas, staff was provided with more options as to where they can do their work, both individually and collectively.

OLX Group Offices - Exterior view of large meeting room
OLX Group Offices - Interior view of meeting room cluster with colored acoustic tiles
OLX Group Offices - View of blue lounge area
OLX Group Offices - View of blue lounge area

In the more enclosed areas we placed the informal work spaces and lounges that can take just about any form.

OLX is a youthful company which follows the tendency of contemporary information technology companies, where a very informal work environment is a must and employees' mental happiness and physical comfort are mandatory guidelines.

OLX Group Offices - View of yellow lounge area
OLX Group Offices - View of yellow lounge area
OLX Group Offices - View of main lounge area
OLX Group Offices - View of green lounge area

Client

OLX Group

Status

Built

Project date

2017

Construction date

2018

Construction area

4.500m2

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Awards

Winner of the International Property Awards 2018-2019 - Best Office Interior, Portugal

Courtyard House - Exterior view of the southern facade

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