The Snøhetta Office Combines Its Lunchroom with Working Space

By: Joey Haar - Dec 5, 2016
References: snohetta & metropolismag
Snøhetta is the largest architecture firm in Scandinavia, and the flagship Snøhetta office uses a design that is meant to keenly incorporate the company's philosophy into the everyday working environment. Rather than offering a lunchroom that is sequestered off from the rest of the office -- or not offering a lunchroom at all -- the Snøhetta office's lunchroom is an integral part of the entire work space. In essence, the lunchroom and the work space are one and the same.

Both Snøhetta's Oslo and New York offices offer this integrated lunchroom design. As soon as one walks into the office, they enter an open concept space that is filled with several dining tables of various lengths. While the tables get use during lunch, they also serve as informal spaces for collaborating with coworkers on various projects, encouraging the architecture employees to be casual and creative.