Befimmo wins Office Space of the Year 2022 award
Office Space of the Year is a contest organised by CBRE, in partnership with Vitra, which rewards the efforts and continuous investments made by companies to create pleasant workplaces for their employees.
For this 3rd Belgian edition, 26 applications from all over Belgium were received and assessed by a professional jury. The jury members based their vote on several aspects that have an impact on employees in their daily work life, including design and creativity, technology and innovation, and practical aspects such as accessibility and services offered to employees.
CENTRAL, THE NEW BEFIMMO FLAGSHIP BUILDING
Befimmo submitted its application for its new headquarters: Central. Located in the heart of Brussels, just a stone's throw from the Central Station, Befimmo wins the main "Office Space of the Year" prize.
Everything comes together perfectly in the flagship building Central, which includes a coworking space, inspiring meeting rooms, a trendy restaurant, a rooftop terrace and many services available to all tenants. The aim is to provide a place where all users can enjoy a pleasant, safe and connected working experience, with a focus on hospitality, which stimulates inspiration, well-being and productivity.
To live its vision, Befimmo has created its new offices that reflect the hybrid world of work. The space is made up of dynamic and stimulating collaboration areas, comfortable "bubbles" for informal discussions and traditional but ergonomic offices for daily work. In addition to these more traditional spaces, other spaces have been created that are more conducive to interaction, such as a 160 m² private terrace with Wi-Fi, a warm and welcoming kitchen area and a gaming area.
Cédric Mali, Befimmo’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: "We are very proud of this victory, which rewards the work of all the teams involved. The fact that our working environment is the result of a 100% internal project, where everyone was able to contribute their skills to the project, makes this victory even more special. Befimmo's mission is to create working and living environments where people can work, meet, share and live. It is obvious that we need to meet face-to-face, to have informal contacts in inspiring, flexible workplaces adapted to our activities. And with Central, it's a real success!"
Maxime Kumpen, CEO of CBRE Belgium & Luxembourg, adds: "After months marked by the health crisis, it seemed appropriate to organise a contest rewarding the best offices in Belgium. Even though more and more people will work from home in the future, the physical workspace has never been so important. Offices are increasingly becoming meeting places where employees work together, learn and unite around a common corporate culture. Today's office is hybrid and as such technologically advanced. In addition, it needs to be more attractive, more flexible and more productive than ever before, so that employees enjoy coming together."
PRIZE OF THE PUBLIC VOTE FOR SILVERSQUARE
Silversquare, Befimmo's partner and part of its hybrid offer, won the Public Vote prize with its coworkingspace Silversquare Europe. Thanks to the more than 400 "likes" collected on the space's pictures, published on the contest’s official Instagram page, Silversquare won a Vitra Panton chair personalised by Brussels artist Adrien Roubens.