The new Unieuro headquarters in Palazzo Hercolani in Forlì: six months of restructuring and design solutions to accommodate the 250 employees of the Romagna headquarters. Between prestige and technology, at the service of the "Futura" smart working project

"In imagining the future of Unieuro, we could only think of Forlì, the city that has historically accompanied us on our development path from a small local company to the undisputed leader in the sector. Today we are excited and proud to bring this path to the heart of the city, within work spaces that are unique in terms of beauty, charm and history, which, thanks to the most advanced technology, will enable new and futuristic ways of working. Technology and innovation are not necessarily synonymous with skyscrapers and mirrored surfaces, but tools and approaches that allow us to create continuous connections between past and present and between tradition and vision, recovering and enhancing the historical and artistic heritage of our cities. The ambition is that Palazzo Hercolani not only become our headquarters, but a real point of reference and exchange for the whole community. " Thus Giancarlo Nicosanti Monterastelli, managing director of Unieuro, commented on the new legal and administrative headquarters in via Maroncelli 10.

The interior spaces have been redesigned to offer people a rewarding and innovative work experience, based on connection and the exchange of ideas. In this direction also the design choices, minimalist and comfort-oriented: thanks to the collaboration with the partners Futurebrand and Studio Villi, Unieuro has managed to link the historical elegance of the Palazzo with a new way of working characterized by flexibility, technology and processes. agile and innovative digital solutions.

Palazzo Hercolani preserves an important past, rich in history. From the fifteenth century to 1844 it was the home of the Hercolani, a noble family for centuries active in the historical events of the city. Subsequently, the ownership of the building passed to other important Forlì families: first to Carlo Matteucci and then to the Guarini counts, owners until the end of the Second World War. At the end of the conflict, the transition to the Karl Marx Cooperative Society and in 1985 to Assicoop, which in the early nineties intervened with a last external restoration that defined its current appearance, with the main facade dominated by decorative frames to outline the different orders of windows. In November 2020, Unieuro signed a multi-year lease agreement with UnipolSai Assicurazioni, owner of the property, to transfer the management offices and employees to the building.

The design concept behind the choices adopted aims to make environments places of connection between people, spaces and their functions. Compared to the sumptuousness of the architecture, the furnishings have essential shapes, the design is minimalist and the structures are light. Comfort is the watchword of the rooms. The ergonomic and functional workstations and the lighting are designed to ensure comfortable and safe environments. Numerous meeting rooms, all equipped with videoconference systems. The Futura rooms deserve a separate mention, expression of Unieuro's new smart working project (Futura is the ambitious smart working project launched by Unieuro in February 2021 for employees of the company's central functions. avant-garde and the transfer to the new headquarters, work becomes flexible in terms of hours and spaces. The presence in the office is 45 days throughout the year and each employee enjoys ample flexibility during the day and the right to disconnect ), the Events room, designed for moments of aggregation for both company staff and external guests, and the Leisure room, a comfortable open space that dialogues with the garden for moments of pure relaxation.

The technology to manage the spaces, an App is used with which you can easily book the workstation in the office, or a meeting room. The new Unieuro headquarters offers an innovative working dimension to employees who are part of the commercial area, omnichannel management, management of the store network, IT and human resources, administration, finance and communication.