Structure and inside design workplace Kinzo lately accomplished a city-themed workplace for Evangelisches Siedlungswerk (ESW), a Protestant social housing firm within the Hasenbergl neighborhood of Munich. The realm, as soon as thought of to be socially deprived, has undergone vital city developments which have reworked Haselbergl right into a energetic, culturally various locale. Now, with the renovation and relocation of the Munich foremost workplace, ESW could be a direct level of contact for its residents in its newly designed constructing.
As a result of the administration division of ESW, which was situated in one other location in Munich, was shifting over to this constructing, Kinzo added a second flooring that’s lined with quite a few giant home windows. Whereas an workplace that’s flooded with pure gentle appears like a dream work setting, one draw back is that it minimizes wall area. To counter the issue, Kinzo constructed two giant wood cuboids, which ingeniously solves numerous issues.
First, the brand new constructions zoned the open-floor area, creating slender corridors subsequent to the home windows and visually separating two completely different areas. The wood volumes additionally built-in a number of niches and alcoves for particular person heads-down work or impromptu conferences. Three of the rooms are enclosed by glass fronts for use as convention rooms or phone cubicles. Lastly, the constructions present further cupboard space, marked by the perforated fronts that additionally take in the noise.
The continual slatted ceiling, carpeting, textiles, and crops additionally assist to dampen the workplace soundscape. The domed and gabled “roofs” of the alcoves are a nod to the town theme and the important work of ESW.
The fabric and coloration palette of the workplace was rigorously thought of with an emphasis on sustainability. Kinzo selected oiled, three-layer wooden boards as a substitute of chipboard with excessive glue content material, and the upholstery are flax-blend textiles. Toned-down hues of major colours make the area vibrant with out showing too loud, whereas the heat of the wooden supplies a grounding, impartial backdrop.
The brand new ESW workplace visually displays the thriving neighborhood it’s situated in, providing a contemporary area for workers to collaborate and focus.
Images by Eduardo Perez.