And we at Sprank believe that you can only achieve this for each other from an office environment that works better for everyone. A good starting point for this job.
Frank Overhand is the owner of Avantage and has an interesting, thoughtful vision when it comes to the company’s growth. Offices will have a different function in the future, just like houses, he believes. We go back to the past. At Avantage, we don’t talk about functions, but about roles. They change throughout the day. Just like the need for the types of places you work is constantly changing. Avantage distinguishes seven core activities in these roles: receiving, meeting, surrounding, discussing, paying attention, solving and relaxing. “The seven o’s!”
In order to achieve this, Avantage has moved from an industrial area to a place in the middle of the city, on the Blaak in Rotterdam. Sprank further elaborated the basic design for this new working environment into an interior design that fits Avantage. We came up with various concepts that took shape in all kinds of work forms. For example, there were game rooms, stand-up slabs, sit-stand workplaces and team rooms.
Pioneers from the IT sector were the inspiration behind these themes. In addition, we not only gave place to well-known names such as Steve Jobs (now part of the office at Avantage where, naturally, you can find an apple as part of the interior) and Bill Gates (in a glass office). Less obvious pioneers such as Tim Berners Lee (the man who came up with .com) are now also part of Avantage.