EDGE Olympic

To attract and retain millennials, big companies are redesigning themselves to offer the flexibility of small- and medium-sized enterprises. Agile management is all the rage. Together with Edge Technologies, we anticipated this global trend by building the perfect place for millennials to accelerate their careers: EDGE Olympic.

A new, smart, sustainable, and state-of-the-art building at the Zuidas in Amsterdam. Picture: Ossip van Duivenbode and Edge Technologies.
Certificates
Platinum WELL Building Standard™
11,107 m²
Digitalized m²
78%
Flexible workplaces
EDGE Olympic
was Mapiq’s first multi-tenant office

Challenge

EDGE Technologies approached Mapiq to implement solutions that increased the productivity of every employee, consequently helping attract and retain the current workforce. The building in Amsterdam had to become the blueprint for all new EDGE buildings coming up in London, Boston, New York, Berlin, and Hamburg.

Given the fierce competition in hiring the right talent, EDGE Olympic needed to get creative to hire the best of the best. Here are some general key issues in talent engagement:

  • Top performers are two to three times more valuable than an average employee (VitalSmarts, 2017).
  • 28% rise in unrealized revenues due to skills shortages since 2018 (PWC, 2019)
  • Skill shortage generates losses of €414 billion among private businesses alone (PWC, 2019)
Edge Olympic is globally recognized with the highest possible certification for the relationships between buildings and humans. Picture: Ossip van Duivenbode and Edge Technologies.

The Mapiq solution

Together with EDGE Technologies, we made sure that anyone in the EDGE building strongly feels that every element of the smart office is created to optimally support their well-being.

The enforcement of positivity starts right at the entrance, where big touchscreens welcome visitors. Similar displays are placed strategically throughout the entire building to guide employees through their workday smoothly. Displays next to every meeting room clarify the rooms’ availability and the monitor in the atrium shows all upcoming yoga classes.

Mapiq and EDGE use technology to make people feel welcome and supported.

The office is full of comfortable corners where people can meet. Mapiq enables everyone to easily and quickly book those spaces via their mobile phone. The same app enables teams to easily find and interact with each other in the dynamic atrium.

The new generation loves the autonomy of a wide selection of options, but they hate choosing. That is why Mapiq integrated a feature in the EDGE Olympic system that shows the perfect workspace fit for every type of activity. When a favorite room is not available, Mapiq offers suggestions that meet the users’ needs and nudges them in the right direction.

Users of the EDGE Olympic can book any of the workplaces instantly through the Mapiq app.

To contribute to the goal of creating a community feeling, we implemented solutions that let employees easily find each other in the building. Everything in the smart office is designed with features to control the office with a smartphone, giving millennials the autonomy they need to create a frictionless workday.

“Employees don’t always feel pleasant working in established environments, when it comes to light or temperature. At EDGE Olympic people grab their phone, open the Mapiq app, and slide the lighting or temperature switch to their preference in seconds.”

Erik Ubels
Chief Technology Officer at EDGE Technologies

“Employees don’t always feel pleasant working in established environments, when it comes to light or temperature. At EDGE Olympic people grab their phone, open the Mapiq app, and slide the lighting or temperature switch to their preference in seconds.”

Erik Ubels
Chief Technology Officer at EDGE Technologies

Our impact

Edge Olympic is globally recognized with the highest possible certification for the relationships between buildings and humans. Next to that, we support the tenants from EDGE grand central berlin with the same Mapiq functionalities as in EDGE Olympic. The implementation of Mapiq has resulted in the following effective outcomes for EDGE Olympic:

  • Increased workspace availability.
  • Increased connectivity.
  • Increased sense of autonomy.
  • Innovative testing ground for the latest technology.
  • Higher employment rate.
Bas Schellekens
Sales Executive
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