CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati Designs New Workplaces, Addressing Post-Pandemic Challenges
CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati has created a pilot project for Sella Group’s Open Innovation Center in Turin, Italy, addressing post-pandemic challenges. The new workplace design features automated desk sanitizing, collaborative digital platforms, and smart windows to ensure health, safety, and sociability.
Innovation practice CRA has unveiled an experimental project in collaboration with Sella Group, Italy’s largest privately owned and independent banking group, to design the company’s Open Innovation Center. Focusing on pandemic-resilience, the pilot project “is based on the premise that most companies are likely to keep promoting mixed remote-working arrangements – but that human interaction in the office is irreplaceable”. Hosting the Sella Lab dedicated to startups and fintech initiatives, among others, the proposal will centralize shared activities and key connecting areas. The design suggests