Smart Co-Working Lobby:
Special area at ORGATEC

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What are the new spaces for working generations to come look like? Co-working spaces are developing on a global scale with incredible dynamism. An example of a layout can be viewed at the specially designed area “The Smart Co-Working Lobby” at the upcoming ORGATEC – a solution for the conversion of existing office buildings in order to meet the new requirements.

Three questions to:
Michael O. Schmutzer (Design Offices)

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© Design Offices Nürnberg City – Coworking Lounge

Three questions to Michael O. Schmutzer about flexible office design, new target groups and future trends of the working world. At ORGATEC, the founder and managing director of Design Offices presents his concept of precisely fitting temporary workspaces and is also the curator of the special show “The Smart Coworking Lobby”. Schmutzer answers

„I like to work in a surrounding which I love“:
Interview with Doriana Fuksas

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Doriana Mandrelli Fuksas and Massimiliano Fuksas, MUMBAI range for Haworth Castelli
Foto: © Castelli spa

Doriana Fuksas leads Studio Fuksas together with her husband Massimiliano Fuksas. Over the past 40 years the internationally renowned architecture company with headquarters in Rome, Paris and Shenzhen, has completed more than 600 projects. An Interview about today’s working environments and how permanent values can be created for them.

Inspiring Moments:
„RE / Work by Ippolito Fleitz Group“ at ORGATEC

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RE / Work – Moments of Inspiration by Ippolito Fleitz Group
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Our world is increasingly shaped by digital experiences. Work processes are changing rapidly. Does the office as an analogue location still have any meaning in the 21st century?The answer of Ippolito Fleitz Group is a clear Yes. The renowned studio will offer new inspirations and perspectives with the exhibition „RE / Work“ at ORGATEC 2016.

Three questions to:
Joachim H. Faust (Managing partner HPP Architects)

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Dreischeibenhaus, DĂĽsseldorf (Architecture: Helmut Hentrich and Hubert Petschnigg)
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The “Dreischeibenhaus” in Düsseldorf is considered an international icon of modern architecture. The award-winning modernisation by HPP Architects made the office building fit for the future. We asked Joachim H. Faust, managing partner of HPP, three questions concerning the moderate treatment of existing building structures.

Successful transformation:
new working environments in old offices

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Conversion of 1980s offices into a plus-energy house: Powerhouse Kjørbo near Oslo
architecture: Snøhetta, © Ketil Jacobsen

Work is changing and architecture is changing with it. Numerous office and administration buildings dating from the recent past no longer correspond to today’s state of technology and equipment. Current projects respond to the question of demolition or modernisation with creative ideas: instead of opting for demolition or new construction, the concepts combine old and new as inspiring office worlds.