Unplugged concept, but the brief changed during course of the project, which is visible in the outcome. Laurens characterized the buildings space planning as a hybrid of ABW and agile. All the facilities and support spaces in the building are shared, but teams have their own designated spaces. Other typical agile elements are the scrum boards and open meeting spaces where staff can congregate for quick and informal stand-up meetings.A practical consequence of the agile way of working is that the bank needs more space than before. Laurens: TheTeams sit at blocks of 6 to 8 desks to ensure easy Unplugged concept was based on a ratio of 7 workstationscollaboration. Laurens van Gilst notes that in their for every 10 employeeswhich makes sense if you assumenewer offices, teams not only get their own team base, but also the possibility to express their that people can work wherever they like. But with agileteam identity by means posters or other kinds of working, you will lose some efficiency because teams needartefacts. (photo: Christiaan de Bruijne)to sit together and they spend more time in the office.Ferdinand van Dam is partner at OTH Architects, the firm that was responsible for the buildings interior design. Reflecting on the project, he says: The good thing about this building is that it has large floorplates compared with traditional Dutch office buildings, while there is still plenty of daylight access because of the atrium. To connect the large floors, we added open staircases, which make it easier for the staff to move between different parts of the building and creates a sense of unity. In addition, the stairs stimulate movement as they nudge people to walk through the building rather than using the elevators. The advantage of the buildings large floorplates is that they offer a lot of flexibility in terms of fit-out. This is crucial according to Ferdinand: Some user needs are timelesssuch as the need for daylight and good acousticswhile other things are in constant flux. Think of changing needs in relation to group sizes and technologies. Our challenge is to create work environments that can adapt to such changes. Also Laurens stresses the importance of flexibility: Our current focus is on agile working, but, for sure, that willThe buildings ground floor is designed to act change too. As they say, change is the only constant. Hisas a city square, where employees from the ideal office building would be like a gym. In a gym, youdifferent neighbourhoods on the office floors can congregate for common events and use only have to pull down equipment from the ceiling, or putshared facilities such as the restaurant. (photo: up a net, to change the functionality of the space entirely.Christiaan de Bruijne)It is maximum flexibility, with very limited effort. It would be great if office buildings could be future proofed in the same way.Open staircases connect the different floors and stimulate people to take the stairs rather than the elevator.