Published on June 8th, 2012 | by Ramon Trotman0
Microsoft Briefing Center
Microsoft claims this is a briefing center of some sorts, but I don’t buy it. Add a few bar tenders, some Halo 4 stations and you’ve got the dopes lounge this side of the universe.
The newest addition to Microsoft’s office in Wallisellen, Switzerland, is what the company calls its Briefing Center – a place where both customers and employees can enjoy a full brand experience.
A geometrical thin volume defines areas in the main room, including the reception, surface technology, product lounge areas and visitors seating. On one side that delineates the space, a black glass media wall offers a platform for presentations using Microsoft’s latest technologies. To maintain the clean aesthetic, the coffee bar, storage and coat rack are smartly hidden behind the black walls.
Two meeting spaces have been constructed, separated by a transparent glass divider. Privacy can be accomplished by closing a flexible grey curtain – placed throughout the perimeter of the entire space – that allows different arrangements according to the needs.
Black and white tones give the space a sombre ambiance, only brightened by the graphics found on walls and screens that display colourful images.