Complete scope of detailed design and construction, fit-out and engineering works at office premises.
Gint-M has completed a regional office project for one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies Philip Morris International. The 2,217-sqm office is quartered on Floor 8 of Senator BC in Saint-Petersburg.
The office of Philip Morris Sales and Marketing in the Northern capital was designed by Officeproject Architects that had earlier devised a concept for one of the company’s offices in Moscow. Gint-M came up with detailed design documentation for the project and completed the entire range of construction works, including the design of MEP systems.
The overarching design concept for the office space is Nordic minimalism that fuses affection for natural materials and subdued hues, plainness and naturalness. The white walls, quite traditional for the Scandinavian style, along with natural timber of light hues set off spatial geometry, whereas the office of various styles and colours adds eye-catching accents and functionality.
The office of Philip Morris Sales and Marketing represents spacious open space complemented with three walled offices for chief executives, 11 meeting rooms seating 4 to 20 people as well as 8 open niches with sofas and tables for small meetings or solitary work. In addition, there are two kitchens with dining zones and two coffee points. A transformable collaboration zone with a seating podium and a video wall is another remarkable feature of the office space. This is a venue for general meetings and presentations, webcasts as well as corporate parties and celebrations.
One of the project’s specifics is an entrance lobby on each floor, accessible for all guests whence they can proceed to the main part of the office through turnpikes. The entrance lobby includes a reception desk, a meeting room, a cloakroom and a coffee point.
Utility lines are laid bare almost throughout the entire office: they are painted white to match the walls’ colour. And to create a comfortable acoustic environment for all employees, acoustic panels are installed in the ceiling space.
“Philip Morris International is not only the largest tobacco company, but also the manufacturer of an innovation tobacco heating system called IQOS. For this reason it was important for the company to provide an opportunity for its employees to use IQOS in any point of the office. To address this challenge, special professionalism was required from the team of Gint-M: the office of Philip Morris Sales and Marketing was separated from the building’s general (forced) ventilation system and connected to a couple of private ventilation ducts mounted on the rooftop of the business centre. “Thanks to this solution, we created a comfortable and unconstrained working environment for the company’s employees,” says Artem Panteleev, Business Development Director of Gint-M, commenting on the project.