Major design prizes for K+N BALANCE.CHAIR and AURAY
König + Neurath scores twice at the Red Dot awards
April 2008 - the Red Dot Jury has made its decision. In line with the motto "In search of good...
The Technologiezentrum (tz) Rhein-Main in Darmstadt ranks among the top business and technology parks in Germany. One of the key players in this state-of-the-art office park is Deutsche Telekom. At the beginning of 2015 the group took over another high-spec office block – and this was the company's first experience of future-oriented offices. The new Telekom-Kaskaden in the Rhein-main Technologiezentrum highlights this the group invested a considerable sum in this project – to create modern, communication-oriented offices and a comfortable workplace climate for all 1300 it was the first time they had chosen open, flexible workstation structures, allowing a succession of team members to tackle project and group-based work. But the resulting open-space concept with just a few individual cubicles is just the start. The mid-term goal is to implement a desk-sharing concept.
Digitisation opens up new opportunities for banks to optimise their business processes and develop new products. But the digital revolution also requires a new corporate culture, to allow faster, more flexible reaction to customer requirements. Helaba – one of Frankfurt's leading universal banks – is taking a step into the future with its pilot project for a new working environment at the Offenbach site. The public financial institution has opted for an open, communicative and stimulating working environment that promotes employee satisfaction and efficiency. A number of informal meeting-points and lounge furniture invites people to chat and relax. THINK.TANKS provide a space for focused working. All acoustically optimised workstations are height-adjustable.
Bridgestone largely departed from the classic inindividual cubicle and four-person offices in its office planning and refurnishing project. They chose an open space solution customised to their individual requirements, with THINK.TANKS for communication. The design was conceived by the well-respected Arealgroup from Mainz, bringing together the skills of asset/property managers, architects and engineers to form a comprehensive interdisciplinary pool of expertise. The only areas still relying on individual offices are sensitive ones such as hr – and even these offer a high level of transparency with their glass screens. Thanks to the planning – which involved gutting the premises – the company was able to reduce the floor area of 3800 m² to 2600 m² and do without one of the storeys. However economy of space was not the main reason behind the redesign. Their chief goal was faster, more efficient communication.