World of Work
In the beginning was the universe. The term for a beautifully ordered, virtuous world. In this world, a monk once covered the rough wooden surface of the first writing desk with coarse woollen cloth to protect his “precious treasures” (parchment & scriptures). Today, the cultural environment in an office is dominated by economic rationality, and is increasingly at odds with the original idea of the “office” as well as the needs of employees. However, the quality of people’s surroundings is the most powerful motivating factor – closely followed by the quality of their interaction. Incentive enough for Stadler Anlagenbau, a specialist in the waste disposal and recycling industry, to create a new world of work together with general contractor Reisch, measuring over 850 square metres, where work and relaxation are in perfect harmony.
The future of the office
Flowing transitions. Offices, co-working spaces, fluid spaces, home offices: the world of work is in a state of flux – both structurally and spatially. The blurring of the spaces and lines between work and leisure is crying out for transformation. This applies equally to architecture, space and furniture. We developed a “New Work Concept” for Stadler that fosters an atmosphere of cooperation, increases the efficiency and well-being of employees and promotes individual working methods.
Open and closed office space – flexible and modular. Communal areas and retreats. An exhibition area and seating alcoves that invite you to linger. We imbued Stadler’s headquarters in Altshausen with a new character. We used a large quantity of wood to create spaces that exude warmth. Furthermore, we added glass for clarity and transparency. And we created exciting contrasts with concrete and dark elements. The result is a friendly expanse that encompasses the atrium and floods the core of the property with light. A clever signage system makes it even easier for visitors to find their way around the building. After all, they will feel compelled to explore it all …
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Bright, clear and surprising. We also redesigned the canteen and extended it at the same time. Essential style element: a slatted ceiling that serves both as noise protection and enables perfect acoustic control. Wood as a feel-good material – against the interplay of dark and light tones. Separate areas provide variety in terms of height and create structure within the room. The perfect place to recharge your batteries.
Clear communication for quick orientation. The signage system is an integral part of the architecture of the Stadler building and contributes to the visual identity of the location and its rooms. Reduced, simple, quickly comprehensible. And so beautiful that you’ll want to stay awhile.
Eye-catching and unique: the recycling process for a PET bottle and other abstract topics have their own dedicated space – directly in the lobby. Abstract topics from the waste disposal and recycling industry are presented there in a playful and artistic way. Plenty of food for thought is also on offer. For example, do you know how many countries use Stadler’s high-performance sorting technology? Finding the answer is easy – simply open the info boxes below. There are also explanatory films for those who want to dig a little deeper.