Finnish gaming company Paf has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by wrapping their circular new headquarters in solar panels. The building, designed in collaboration between architecture firm Murman Arkitekter, interior designer Bettina Ingves and Passive House expert Hans Eek, features an interior layout based on research into optimizing positive human interaction.
The main aspects of the building, located in Mariehamn, capital of Åland in Finland, are its energy-saving potential and establishing a healthy work environment that encourages collaboration and increased productivity. Solar cells are integrated into the curved facade, minimizing heat loss. Laminated wood dominates the interior and creates a warm atmosphere for Paf’s 200 employees.
"The building is designed to suit the variety of forms of collaboration that we need in a complex organization like ours," said Anders Sims, Communications Director at Paf. "In our new office the workspaces are separated by glass walls to increase visibility. Research shows that people who see each other often tend to work better. This communal atmosphere is central to our work, as it is in all our operations and in Paf’s approach to our customers”.