Three questions to: Sabine Krumrey
(brandherm + krumrey interior architecture)

Bayer AG Leverkusen, Direktionszimmer Copyright: Joachim Grothus
Bayer AG Leverkusen, Direktionszimmer
Copyright: Joachim Grothus

Studio brandherm + krumrey interior architecture designs offices and other international projects. For the 2016 ORGATEC, the studio conceptualised the special area “The smart Coworking Lobby”. A conversation with Sabine Krumrey about the underlying concept, new demands on the working environment and the trade fair as creative platform.

Flexible open spaces:
office concept of Schenker AG in Essen

Head Office of Schenker AG, Essen/Germany Copyright: Deimel + Wittmar, Essen
Head Office of Schenker AG, Essen/Germany
Copyright: Deimel + Wittmar, Essen

Today, offices are varied and undergoing constant change. Changing forms of work require flexible environments for teamwork and a common exchange of ideas. How even larger structures can be designed both adaptable and communicative is demonstrated by a recent example in Essen: The new head office of Schenker AG provides plenty of room for spontaneous contacts and a great closeness of team and executives.

Smart Co-Working Lobby:
Special area at ORGATEC

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© Design Offices

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.

Enjoyment of work:
Playful office concepts (part 1)

Alphabeta Building (Architecture: Studio Rhe), London ©Hufton+Crow
Alphabeta Building (Architecture: Studio Rhe), London ©Hufton+Crow

Communicative, young and colourful: these are the main characteristics of latest projects focussing on fun and creativity in daily work routines. With playful designs and exceptional interiors, these working environments provide for a special office experience – while simultaneously increasing the motivation of the staff.