Connect zones allow clients and IBM employees to engage in a variety of formal or informal interactions. Whether open or closed, these environments provide space to present, share and co-create ideas and business solutions.
Connect zones are centrally located spaces for clients and IBM employees to meet, share and co-create. They are easily accessible and visible upon arrival onto the floor and are typically adjacent to Welcome and Play zones. These spaces are fully equipped to enable sharing and co-creation activities. A broader spectrum of accent colors in textiles, finishes and graphics can be used to energize these spaces.
Conference rooms and multipurpose rooms should have comfortable seating on casters for extended work sessions, and to allow for rooms to be reconfigured more easily. When used, high-top cafe chairs should have cushions and back supports. A co-creation Connect zone can be implemented in a variety of ways, depending on the site program and business needs. These spaces are intended to be a workspace for clients and IBM teams to innovate and share ideas. The furniture in these spaces, including work surfaces and seating, should be easily reconfigurable to accommodate visioning and knowledge sharing sessions with our clients, agency partners and guests.
Meeting rooms may use a variety of ceiling solutions, including slat pattern systems, acoustic tile or gypsum. Lighting should integrate into the ceiling system and allow for rooms to be reconfigured. Co-creation spaces may also use an open or exposed ceiling that’s painted with a neutral finish.
In enclosed meeting rooms, neutral-colored carpet tiles are often used to soften the space. The high-traffic and more energetic co-creation spaces can use lightly sanded or polished concrete and, when appropriate, luxury vinyl tile solutions in neutral finishes.