In a context of great change, Mitsubishi Electric wanted a new headquarters for its Italian branch that could meet the needs of an evolving world of work, putting people and their needs at the centre, and that reflected its corporate strategy and sustainable growth.
Located in a new building, named MIRAI, which means future in Japanese, the new workspaces are in a modern, cutting-edge building within the Energy Park in Vimercate. The building has the 'LEED Core and Shell' energy efficiency and ecological footprint certification.
Mitsubishi Electric wanted to provide its employees and collaborators with spaces that can be used at any time of the working day, but also places where they can enjoy moments of relaxation, facilitating both socialisation and the possibility of easily alternating between on-site and remote work.
The building's interior was designed by DEGW, with the collaboration of FUD, a Lombardini22 Group brand. Tétris carried out the interior fit-out work and coordinated the construction management activities during the project implementation phase on site.
The new spaces combine training, quality, technology and well-being, and are designed to better support the work activities of the different company departments and new ways of collaboration.
Conceived as a full-scale innovation hub, the ground floor is almost entirely dedicated to the Showroom. Access to this area is through an evocative portal where guests are welcomed into the "Mitsubishi Electric world" thanks to the projection of institutional and historical content, and then enter the highly modern and technological exhibition area where they can view products from the various production areas. A large area is also dedicated to laboratories and training rooms, able to accommodate over 80 people.
The core of the design was the flexible and functional layout of spaces designed on the basis of work activities. The workspaces, designed to encourage collaboration and interaction between colleagues and co-workers, are complemented by a rich menu of supports, which encourage privacy and concentration. Together they make up an attractive, practical and comfortable environment, innovative and relaxed, thanks also to the fluid alternation of institutional and evocative themes and Italian and Japanese suggestions. Great attention has been paid to the themes of sustainability, light, acoustic and climatic comfort and, in the future, easy maintenance.
Photography: Carola Merello