Allianz Global Risks

Chicago, IL

This international insurance company desired a progressive workplace environment, which would foster communication and innovation in its underwriting business units. Located on a 22,000sf floor of a Chicago Loop office building, we developed a 100% open office environment that overturns the traditional and conservative stereotype of insurance office space.

Openness, spaciousness, access to daylight and views, and flexibility characterize the planning strategy. Common spaces, which double as cross corridors are deployed to connect, and thus overcome the obstruction of the center core to the communication and free movement of people. The use of translucent screens further dematerialize its solidity.