In Swedish, the concept is called öppet landskap (direct translation: open/wide scenery/landscape). While I can explain the concept to our applicants over the, I fear that it's rather due to their pre-existing familiarity with the concept than due to the actual excellency of the explanation. (And, frankly, even if the latter is excellent, I still wish to learn the official term for further reference).
The difference between the Swedish setup and e.g. American (as far I've experienced), is that here, it actually (almost) feels cozy and separated from the other open areas, making it actually not so very open and, hence, less industrious.
The sense of seclusion is achieved not by walls, doors and such (we're not talking about a dormitory or multi-tenant chambers) but rather using lighting, location/direction of desks, coloring etc. In my experience, it differs from other countries in a clear but intangible way.