The name of Encon’s headquarters is not only symbolic of its renewable energy functions - it is also embodied in design: seen from above, the building is shaped like the infinity symbol. The interior is designed in such a way that you can walk continuously without ever having to stop. On top of that, the layout and planning of the office space enable cooperation: those departments that communicate the most intensively during a project are located close to each other.
How did the architects further ensure employee well-being? Firstly, every office has a clear view of the greenery outside, with big windows that let in plenty of natural light in. Thanks to acoustic optimization, employees and visitors can work, be creative, and interact in a quiet, pleasant environment, while an energy-efficient ventilation system ensures optimum indoor air quality. The restaurant and the smart kitchen are equipped with energy-saving appliances and recycled furniture. Last but not least, the office building is connected via a spacious terrace with the industrial hall that houses not only an auditorium and a storage space but also a fitness room. Outside, the parking lot features charging stations for electric vehicles and a beautiful garden with lots of flowers and an insect hotel to attract pollinators, among others.
“Our goal was to design an office building that presented a progressive vision of energy efficiency and sustainability,” says Robin Bruninx, Encon’s founder and owner of Infinity. “In addition to being a pleasant workplace, we wanted our offices to become a true source of sustainable inspiration,” he adds.