Germany's leading office logistics service provider is creating a special ambience for its employees. Klaus Mix and Peter Köhnlein not only offer their customers solutions for their working worlds, but also keep their own team working in an attractive ambience. HEIKAUS implemented their open-plan office with 18 workstations at Willy-Brandt-Platz 3 in Munich in a construction time of only 4 weeks. This short period had to suffice to completely strip and re-design the area of 350 m² into a highly-functional space that keeps the entire team comfortable. In spite of the demands to an open-plan office, acoustic panels suspended from the ceiling are skilfully combined with free-standing sideboards to produce pleasant room-in-room situations. The employees find their workspaces spread across three niches. Four workstations are combined in each of these open room segments, where every OfficeMix employee is given their own "protected" section for undisturbed work.
The entire premises are brightly lit through the glass façades on either side of the building and have a pleasantly transparent, light and friendly effect. The consistent white furnishings with well-structure sideboards permit an all-round view of the entire area, while preserving appropriate distances. The open room design makes for a pleasant, light working ambience. The entire office area was carpeted in grey, not only improving room acoustics but also creating a clear yet warm room atmosphere in combination with the vertical acoustic panels in shades of orange.
Meeting points are fitted with ergonomic adjustments for the teams' individual needs. They can gather in a relaxed atmosphere around small round tables or at the higher standing table with matching stools that will adjust to individual movement. Larger team meetings can take place in a room with a long table in a simple and purist design and with a wooden-look tabletop for comfort. Breaks are held in a shared kitchen that is kept in a bistro style. Small meals can be cooked individually in the modern kitchenette and time can be spent among colleagues. The open glass design offers an attractive view of the outside and the tasteful new shared office alike.