With a comprehensive renovation at A.P. Moller – Maersk, PLH Arkitekter has rethought the concept of the prototypical canteen. Rather than a space used solely for dining, the company's headquarters now has a vibrant new heart that can accommodate employees and visitors around the clock.
“The traditional canteen is full of life and people moving about while food is served. But as soon as the plates are empty, so are the many square meters. Therefore, the design strategy behind the new Maersk bistro has been to divide the vast space into smaller areas, each with their own function and atmosphere, providing a multitude of different dining experiences. At the same time, the various environments are specially thought out so as to allow for group work, meetings and social events throughout the day,” says partner and interior designer at PLH Arkitekter Paulette Christophersen.