Mall of America
Architect: KOMA, Inc.
General Contractor: Mall of America
Furniture: Allermuir, Humanscale, Keilhauer, Sit On It, Teknion
Technology: Barco, Biamp, Crestron, Panasonic, Shure, Speech Privacy Systems, Vaddio
As experts in retail, entertainment and attractions, the workers at Mall of America (MOA) Corporate are used to living in environments fit with flair with their Corporate Offices being no exception. The prominence of color and expanses of strong wall graphics fully represent their strong brand and pay certain homage to establishments that helped launched MOA into success.
When iSpace was awarded the opportunity to work with Mall of America on both their furniture and technology needs, there was one obvious task at hand: Create an environment that is “Always New,” inspired by the slogan that Mall of America uses to define their constant state of change. So how did iSpace cater to the need for constant new-ness?
The first task was to work with the team at Mall of America and their partners to identify some of the key elements that contribute to progressive workplaces. iSpace helped MOA define settings that not only speak to their brand but encourage different types of interactions and development within their space. The user experience was imagined first at the workstation and then within each setting encountered throughout the day. Settings of furniture were introduced to support formal and informal meetings, social engagement, focused work, training and hospitality purposes.
With technology being an integral part of modern design, each activity in the space was assessed for specific technology needs. The result was to integrate a cohesive solution wherever possible making the user experience as simple to perform as a common habit. Solutions included touchscreen controls in many of the meeting rooms, and simple plug and play solutions in less formal areas. In order to elevate both the user and guest experience, Specialty Spaces received a more dynamic AV solution. A video wall integrated at the front entrance, digital signage in the Leasing Room and a multi-screen Emergency Control Room were all uniquely designed for Mall of America.