It was decided that the Public Health Institute (FHI) will centralize all of its activities in a new building. To start the work with preparing employees for the move from single offices to open-plan work landscapes, FHI set out to make a pilot.
When three departments needed to relocate into larger spaces, it was decided to test some of the major principles that could be further developed in the new building. Open-plan, acoustical devices, adequate facilities such as silent rooms, meeting rooms and quite quiet areas/furniture for using the phone were focus points for planning the new offices. Ergonomic workplaces had to offer enough space for working and storing, as well as both acoustic and visual screens. To keep daylight flowing into the lower spaces, a large excisting opening between the floors was kept and used as an open stair- and sitting area for presentations and meetings.