The Takasaki site is the base for the development and design of ATMs and printers, and about 1,800 engineers work there. For this cafe renovation project the management had a strong desire to change the environment in a visible way in order to increase the employees’ awareness of “transformation.”
Let’s change the cafe which has not changed for 50 years! To this end the customer presented a questionnaire to its employees to share specific areas that need improvement and visualizations of the cafe and came up with the concept we used for the renovation, “EARTH = the planet, the land, nature.”
While utilizing the good aspects of the building, which has a feeling of ancient history, we incorporated elements of the grand and energetic nature possessed by our planet in various parts of the design.
The cafe, which has a difference sense of scale and design from the office and was created from the views and participation of the employees more than anything else, has been transformed from a place for merely eating to a place for deepening communication.