Our spaces, Roche guide of the built environment
Interiors Key Features
Ahead of time
- Define level of adaptability according to the project priorities, many movable partitions are not always the best solution.
- Think modular for base design elements and infrastructure.
- Chose flexible, customizable, and reconfigurable furniture solutions.
- Take design opportunities to promote and communicate sustainable awareness, considering local specificity.
- Facilitate low-energy solutions for cooling, heating, lighting, etc. in compliance with Roche sustainability directives K6 – K18.
- Choose non-toxic products and materials with a low environmental impact.
- Communicate innovation, and showcase science and technology as the brand’s driving mission.
- Show works in progress on integrated wall spaces, display cases, or media screens.
- Provide multi-purpose spaces that encourage creativity and sharing knowledge and ideas.
- Adopt new, recycled, reusable and recyclable solutions to new requirements. Rethink furniture design out of the box.
- Propose furniture that has a casual, raw and spartan character.
- Foster creativity and optimise investments by designing flexible, reconfigurable and modular assemblies.
- Adapt design to Scrum methodology.
Fit to purpose
- Interpret the Workplace Strategy as functional base for the workplace design.
- Promote variable placement and alternative work situations.
- Offer a diversity of spaces ranging in size and character. Avoid one solution that fits all.
- Design different functional spaces with changing ambiences following typological criteria to achieve a balanced mix. Do not follow an eclectic design approach.
- Layout provides space adjacencies for optimum functionality, according to Workplace Strategy.
- Design solutions for providing the right level of privacy, acoustic, light, and thermal comfort depending on space requirements, as defined in the project performance specifications.
- Select durable, resistant, easy-to-clean materials and design solutions.
- Plan low maintenance systems and easy accessible HVAC and MEP installations.
- Practice a low water use green concept.
- Define a Life Cycle strategy based on the Dia Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM) process.
- Follow the building operation manual. Use the building management system to monitor, analyze and reset for optimum efficiency in operation.
Form at human scale
- Employ a consistent, harmonious elegant formal language, beyond stylistic.
- Focus on a reduced expression, without superfluous ornament.
- Present a timeless, clear geometry, simple appearance.
- Use a reduced number of authentic natural materials.
- Focus on people, and consider non-linear spatial arrangements with meandering circulation to create a more interesting spatial experience.
- Design, where appropriate, simple organic or circular shapes that accompany the body movement.
- Maximize the height for a generous space feeling.
- Choose ceiling types according to a concept defined by space typologies.
- Use modular, rational criteria for the rhythm of lighting and installations, according to the building’s structure.
The atmosphere of space
- All permanent workplaces should have quality natural light.
- Allow light to travel across different areas using transparent or translucent partitions for a sense of openness.
- Quality of light depends on the material’s reflectivity, so consider when defining colours for finishes.
- Use of colours follows a clear concept directly related to the character of the space.
- Colours captured from local context evoke a familiar environment that brings comfort, follow the Site Mater plan local guidelines.
- Choose neutral, warm main colours, with no more than three accent colours, tone-in-tone.
- Avoid many highly contrasted and saturated colours; do not use dark colours in open work space.
- Employ adequate lighting solutions according to the use of each space.
- Stick to a clear concept for lamps typology and formal language.
- Offer diversity by mixing different types of lighting for a rich atmosphere. Avoid one solution fits all.
- Select the appropriate light colour temperature for space function considering natural light and finishes colours.
- All lighting fixtures should be energy efficient LED in compliance with K 18 Directive for lighting.
- Plants and planters should be an integral part of the interior design concept.
- The height of vegetation must adapt to the size of space, to contribute to a sense of openness.
- Arrange plants in groups with diverse sizes and species, and use them for different functions.
- The chosen species must have a low water consumption and be of easy maintenance, in agreement with Facility Management.
Adapted to the local environment
- Reference traditional architecture or local crafts through patterns, textures, and colours to strengthen the sense of belonging.
- Propose abstract interpretations in line with Roche brand simplicity and reduced expression.
- Avoid literal use of decorative elements and never use Roche hexagon to create patterns.
- In alignment with Roche brand and the site Master plan guidelines.
- Define a concept for consistency in the use of materials.
- Reinterpret local tradition in an abstract way through materials, techniques, and patterns, in alignment with Roche brand and the local guidelines.
- Choose durable, low-maintenance, socially responsible and locally produced materials.
- An inclusive workplace values individual differences and supports diverse ways of working.
- The office layout should encourage social activities to foster the sense of community.
- Foment well-being by offering choices, comfortable furniture, adequate lighting and support for sport activities.