The newly designed headquarters of the 11880 service agency in Essen cover an area of over 2000 sqm. The main challenge was to transform the large area of the typical open-plan office into a modern, relaxed and comfortable working environment with an emphasis on teamwork and communication.
A lively room atmosphere is created by shades of rich blue, yellow and green. The color concept is mirrored in the pillars, the ceiling lighting and the carpet, resulting in a harmonious overall impression that simultaneously provides an optical contrast between the individual work stations and the dynamic group working zones. The office furniture in the individual work stations is defined by a grey colour scheme which supports a quiet atmosphere for focused work. In addition, individually designed wooden partition racks in a black frame structure provide privacy and add a touch of start-up feeling. A special highlight is the “catwalk”, a broad carpet striped in green, yellow and black that covers the middle of the office floor. Lush plants and seating arrangements along the carpet invite creative brainstorming. Team meetings and joint projects can also be held conveniently using the specially designed work islands. Floor lamps, comfortable sofas and wooden tables create a pleasant co-working atmosphere. High backrests and side padding support concentration and help to focus on group projects and smaller work projects. In addition, the self-contained conference room is available for larger meetings.
Another eye-catcher in the new office space is the large communal area with cooking facilities. The bright yellow bar section and the white bistro furniture create an airy lounge zone which is perfect for cool after-work parties. Despite the strong and expressive color concept, care was taken to at least partially preserve the flair of the 70s building. Therefore, the original mahogany wall panelling is ideally suited for creating a gentle transition between lounge zone and office area.