Staff well-being at Markas

Staff well-being through design: Markas Headquarters wins the German Design Award 2021

14.01.2021 - Italy

Innovative thinking and excellence never go unnoticed, neither does our long-term commitment to our staff's well-being. A commitment that is evident not only throughout our business but also our work spaces. 

That's why we are delighted to announce that Markas Headquarters in Bolzano has been awarded the 'Special Mention' German Design Award 2021. We could not be more proud of winning such a prestigious distinction that celebrates efficient and ground-breaking design. 

More precisely, the German Design Award, issued by the German Design Council, is one of the most famous design awards in the world, while the 'Special Mention' Award aims to recognize projects with the most consistent design conception and implementation.
Staff well-being through design
Putting staff well-being at the heart of our business

Workplace wellness is extremely important for Markas since our people are one of our biggest assets. Therefore, Markas employees have always been at the core of this project, from the planning and design to the implementation process. From the architectural design to the plant engineering, all the choices have been made aiming for a safe, friendly and comfortable working environment that improves the quality of life of our people.

The building, designed by ATP Architects, features 12 floors including two underground parking levels, more than 500 windows that offer plenty of natural light, a company gym, several meeting rooms, open office spaces, a canteen and a sky garden among others. Furthermore, every floor has been designed according to the needs of every single department, in order to increase usability, flexibility and productivity. 

In addition to its innovative and sustainable design, the entire structure has been awarded a WELL Gold Certification, which verifies and measures the quality of environmental aspects that can affect our staff's well-being and health such as light, air, water, fitness or comfort just to name a few.  
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Contributing to the neighborhood's urban renewal and transformation

Markas headquarters is located just east of Bolzano's central station. When the land was acquired by the Kasslatter family, the neighborhood was considered to be a down market area without much value. However, Mario Kasslatter, the founder of Markas, realized the importance of contributing to the growth of the local area.

Today, 30 years later, thanks to the Kasslatter family's innovative approach and determination to stay true to their roots, Markas' new building has played its part in the architectural and urban redevelopment of the district.

Now, the neighborhood has been transformed into a thriving business area while Markas headquarters remains one of the most state-of-the-art sustainable buildings in the zone as well as a great place to work!