Sustainability is one of the central values of dm. Accordingly, a new corporate headquarters was to be created with the “dialogicum”, which would be able to meet the constantly changing requirements in the long term. At the same time, it was important to dm that the new working environment in the administration building expresses a high appreciation for each individual employee.
To develop this special working environment, dm chose ophelis as its partner. Together, an interdisciplinary team developed a concept that optimally combines employee wishes with the requirements of a sustainable company.
Modular workstations with matching partitions were developed to accommodate the architecture of the building: The central element are electromotive height-adjustable work desks in a polygonal shape, which can be assembled to create different configurations. For this purpose, foot cantilevers of different lengths were designed to ensure optimum table stability with a polygonal shape.
Workstation combinations for two or four users (configurable from two desk types) and adaptation to three- and six-user workstation combinations are possible. Special features are freestanding partitions with surrounding wooden frames in maple veneer, developed for the project. These serve both as privacy screens and acoustic screening. They do not need to be anchored in the floor and their symmetrical design allows the luminaire to be integrated into the partition on both sides. The textiles, in different colours, provide orientation and harmonise with the ceiling colours.