Aviva Digital Garage

With insurance being the last financial services market to be disrupted by the rise of fin-tech, Aviva issued a global directive to move its business from a traditional insurer to a purveyor of digital insurance offerings.

Central to this challenge was designing a space that would facilitate a complete disruption of how the business thinks, acts and develops solutions for customers.

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"We're competing for talent with brick-and-beam offices. This is the cool workspace for the kind of talent we want to attract".
Ben Isotta-Riches, Chief Information Officer, AVIVA

A workplace that fosters innovation

Everything about Aviva’s Digital Garage space reads as a radical departure from a traditional risk-averse insurance company.

Designed to support the Agile methodology, working groups are now able to come together in a variety of different settings to collaborate on projects that can be brought to market in record time.

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A mix of different seating options

Not only does the space form the experience of the teams that come together, it also acts a powerful talent attraction tool.

Open plenum ceilings, graphic branding, an unexpected selection of furniture and seating and the provision of a bright and vibrant town hall space all act to position Aviva squarely against every global player in the technology space for the city’s top talent. And, as Aviva looks to invest through its Aviva Ventures division, the Digital Garage now plays host to pitch days, mentorship and innovation exchanges with its start-up incubator partners across the city.

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Strategically designed to make it easier for teams to come together

Not only does the space form the experience of the teams that come together, it also acts a powerful talent attraction tool.

Open plenum ceilings, graphic branding, an unexpected selection of furniture and seating and the provision of a bright and vibrant town hall space all act to position Aviva squarely against every global player in the technology space for the city’s top talent. And, as Aviva looks to invest through its Aviva Ventures division, the Digital Garage now plays host to pitch days, mentorship and innovation exchanges with its start-up incubator partners across the city.

Different by design

Perceived affordances are signals within an environment that indicate something is possible. We make sense of environments – what they’re for, who they’re for, what type of activities they afford or enable us to do, and how they make us think and feel as a result - by both consciously and unconsciously interpreting all the perceived affordances they present.

Learn more about how we couple deep insight with creative vision to transform the spaces we design.

Learn more about how we couple deep insight with creative vision to transform the spaces we design.

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