- strong expression of the corporate culture
IMP Publishing is a typical example of what a strong partnership between a client and an architect can achieve. Based on the understanding of the targeted standard for the working environment, the architect developed an expressive office architecture to convey the dynamism of the company.
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Construction years: 1997—98
Client: IMP Publishing, through Alf Tönesson, Chief Executive
Architect: Claes Kock Arch.
Acting architects: Peter Lunblad / FOJAB Arch.
A demanding client
Refurbished butter warehouse (Smörkontrollen). Now Head Office of the IMP Publishing company. It gathers activities formerly located in several places.
Though this is rather unusual in Sweden, IMP Publishing is a typical example of what a strong partnership between a client and an architect can achieve. Alf Tönesson and Claes Kock, have been deeply involved in all phases of the architectural design. The expectations of the client/end-user were very clear from the start, both regarding the implemented patterns of work, as well as the standard of the working environment.
An initial stage of the project was dedicated to surveying the employees concerning their expectations. These have then been developed in accordance with the corporate culture that the management wanted to implement. In this case openness, flexibility and communication.
The quality of the design, the details are probably in an outstanding class in comparison to average Swedish architecture. The involvement of the architect at the building site was that several companies worked on an open account basis (among others acoustic ceilings). The high requirements on the indoor environment and the solutions chosen to meet them make IMP Publishing a model of a modern office.