The new ophelis showroom
A place that opens up new perspectives: The ophelis showroom embodies our vision of contemporary working environments.
This building, which is extraordinary from both the outside and the inside, is not only the ideal setting for ophelis product concepts. The showroom is also a meeting place and a point of reference. A space for encounters and personal exchange.
The new showroom reflects our corporate culture and values. It is a team home, workplace and retreat. It is a place of inspiration and encourages new ways of thinking about work.
How do we make employees identify with their working environment and their company? How do we succeed in combining functionality and well-being in the office?
The showroom offers us the space to find answers to the challenges posed by the transformation of the working world.
Living work in a new way: Offices should be much more than just a place to work – they should be a place where we feel comfortable and like to stay. This is what the new ophelis showroom stands for.
The “heart” of the showroom is a theme-based, varied area that reflects all areas of companies, from reception to agile areas for collaboration, retreats, meeting rooms and the Work Café. Multifunctional zones flow into one another.
In this tangible space, we can present our products and advise customers. It is the ideal environment for workshops, events and lectures and at the same time a workspace for our employees. Depending on their tasks and mood, they will find the appropriate area in the showroom.
The adjoining meeting rooms are used both for the collective exchange of ideas on product design, production, marketing and sales among the staff and for in-depth discussions with customers.
The Berlin based architects Ludloff Ludloff designed and built the building entirely in timber construction. A circumferential band of skylights diffusely illuminates the exhibition area and creates its own artificial interior world.
The entrance of the house is through a slowly rising ramp that opens into an elongated conical space. This entrance space gradually opens up and merges into the body of the hall.
Seven slightly angled, treetop-like double columns support the roof of the exhibition hall, resulting in a multi-axis spanned ceiling support structure. Selectively arranged skylights cast shady light through these artificial treetops, creating an interior world that deliberately evokes associations with natural spaces.