Grup Idea, international company specializing in designing, implementing and building spaces, celebrates its 25th anniversary this May. Founded in Barcelona by Lluís Sáiz, architect, and Artur Ortíz, technical architect, Grup Idea carries out projects in the field of corporate offices, commercial spaces, social and healthcare projects and hotels in Spain and Europe from its offices in Barcelona and Valencia, and through its subsidiaries in Paris, London and Mexico City.
Grup Idea’s work is based on accompanying the client from the creation of the design linked to the business strategy, the implementation of the project and the final construction through its construction company Abessis. In these 25 years, it has carried out more than 4,000 projects, including commercial premises in several European cities for Tiffany & Co, Etam, Sisley Paris, Guess and Nike, the corporate headquarters of Banco Sabadell in Paris and London, as well as the corporate offices of Bank Degroof Petercam in Madrid and the headquarters of Swarovski in Barcelona. It has also carried out clinics for Adeslas Dental, General Óptica and Dentix throughout Spain, as well as the refurbishment of several hotels for Grupo Gargallo.
Despite the pandemic situation, the company continues to operate. In 2021 it expects to increase its turnover by 40% compared to the previous year and expects to recover its pre-pandemic turnover level by 2023. The anniversary celebration coincides with the move to new corporate offices at Carrer Duana 3, located in Barcelona’s Born district, near Pla de Palau and Parc de la Ciutadella.
“With the arrival of the pandemic and the decentralisation of work, the office is no longer a place where people go only to work. This is an aspect that we take very much into account in our clients’ projects and that we are now applying on our own”, explains Lluis Sáiz. According to Lluis Sáiz, the new office seeks to establish itself as a meeting point for workers and clients, with much more versatile, collaborative and digital spaces where they can interact and promote teamwork. “We are incorporating the latest trends in sustainability, versatility and interaction which, in today’s environment, are indispensable,” he says.
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