Keolis new head office
Architects: Codesign, Stockholm.
Keolis – New head office
Codesign has created a new office for Keolis that combines the head office with transport management operations.
ZERO has had the pleasure of supplying the light fixtures: FOG, SHIBUYA, GRID, PUCK, DAIKANYAMA and CONVEX.
The project, entitled The City that Never Sleeps, reflects the pulse and flows of the city within the office. Operations are conducted around the clock with the company’s buses transporting passengers to their destinations, both day and night.
The premises cover more than 2,300 m2 across a single floor including over 200 employees. The office design is urban in character with streets, parks and squares, while focusing on employees, customers and other visitors.
“In a playful and distinct manner, we have chosen to create an urban environment that tells the Keolis story: who they are, what they stand for and what they do,” says Linda Fredén an architect on the Codesign team. The reception is reminiscent of a ticket hall and the meeting rooms have been inspired by various parks and urban spaces. It’s a huge change for Keolis; previously the office had cubicles and fixed workstations. In the new, open office, employees are not assigned a separate space, which provides a more flexible and interactive workplace.
“We have tried to emulate the way that the city creates drama and variation, partly through the use of shadow patterns on the walls and with the aid of fixtures that cast foliage-like shadows when they are dimmed,” says Moa Rydberg Dahlin, another of Codesign’s architects.
Since 2010, Keolis is owned by the international public transport group Keolis. This required a change of names from Busslink to Keolis Sweden. Busslink was founded in 1999 through the merger of SL Buss and Näckrosbuss.