The biggest challenge was the fast and dynamic growth of Bulpros – from 400 to 1200 employees in just three years. In addition to the quantitative growth, the company is comprised of several different smaller companies with dynamic functions and activities. To be adequate at all times, the office needs to be flexible and agile.
The architects from IRchitect planned this flexibility in the floorplan – between the working areas are scattered co-working spaces that can accommodate various functions. The work in the company requires concentration, hence the separation into 10-12 person offices and the lack of an open plan structure. The space is so vast that landmarks needed to be “planted” so that workers can properly orient.
The architects from IRchitect believe that design is not valuable on its own but is a means of living and working better. During the design process, the architects were consultants who together with the company figured out what would be most suitable for their concrete needs. A well-designed office does not stop growth but rather, helps it; it develops with the company, which it houses.
Good design is a prerequisite to good business.
What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
The new office of “Bulpros” gives design answers to business problems.
About the authors
IRchitect was founded by a group of young architects. We believe that quality design not only looks good but also solves functional problems. In a well-designed residence, you don’t have to put up with visible cables. In a well-designed office, the AC doesn’t blow directly in your back and the sun doesn’t shine in your monitor. We believe design is not a goal on its own, but rather is a means that helps us live better.
Authors: Studio IRchitect; Martina Radeva, Mira Kolarova, Branimir Brozig
Photos: Tsvetomir Dzhermanov, ABCD Space
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Area: 8000 m2
Text provided by the authors of the project.