Creating a customer, technology and learning center – that is the idea behind the construction of the Miba Forum in Laakirchen. The offices combined with the conference, meeting and training rooms are situated on 4,000 m2 of floor space.
The name says it all. The Forum is a location for meetings and dialogue, where Miba’s employees can better develop their creative potential. Upon occupancy in the spring of 2017, a new model of working will be possible. We are overcoming outdated hierarchical spatial concepts and focus on what really counts: designing Miba’s future in an open-minded, solution-oriented way – together, as a successful team. Our aim is innovation – not just with regard to technology, but also to put this innovation into practice in our collaboration and to boldly take charge of the future.
Internationally renowned Viennese architecture firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, winner of the Austrian State Prize 2015, is responsible for the project. The Miba Forum is a new interpretation of the typical Upper Austrian farm building with a square courtyard that allows the many diverse functions of the building to be combined in the best way possible. According to the architect, the architecture of the Miba Forum communicates Miba’s fundamental parameters, drawing on tradition and identity as well as innovative spirit and future orientation.
Creating an office space is a balancing act bringing together communication, concentration, collaboration and people in a single place. In the Miba Forum, we aim to provide an office landscape that fosters productivity and innovation, open for all generations, career concepts and working methods, and allows the employee to work in a way that unites success and joy. Unlike most new work concepts, we are introducing individual mobility to the Miba Forum. Through flexible workspaces and shared desks, we provide every employee the right degree of mobility that they can continually adapt according to the task or situation. For our new working world we were able to acquire the architect Denise Riesenberg.