The architecture and interior design of its building express the character and aims of this enterprise: Transparency, responsibility for people and their environment as well as progress are reflected in aesthetic designs, long-lasting materials and the use of advanced technology.
Both the exterior and the interior of the building reflect company culture: An architectural statement is made by the independent but consistent concept of the building. The interior contrasts warm natural colours with bright accents.
In the entrance hall, two independent oval spaces welcome visitors. The reception desk and the lounge area express the cosmopolitan candour and forthcoming attitude of the enterprise in their use of innovative materials, communicative arrangements and pleasant colours. The same design language is adapted -- in a number of variations -- to the other, more specialised areas.
Three colour schemes differentiate various areas in this design concept: The cafeteria and dining rooms are a warm orange. The reception area, office and meeting areas are a soft, luminous blue. Areas with variable functions and uses are a bright yellow. The different colour schemes are, however, visually connected by the use of common materials.
The room concept supports and interlinks different aspects of office work: Open spaces -- used for team work and communication -- seamlessly connect with individual work spaces, which are acoustically insulated and cater to every functional and ergonomic need.
These office areas share a consistent, bright design that combines sensual materials, such as woollen felt and blonde wood surfaces. These materials extend to the equipment sections and multi-functional work spaces. These connecting areas are spacious, open and encourage communication. The furniture features a friendly design that contributes to a cheerful work spirit and a comfortable atmosphere.
FOTOGRAFIE I CARPET CONCEPT - HANS GEORG ESCH, HENNEF
FOTOGRAFIE I BERND HAUGRUND, ARTDOKU, DÜSSELDORF