In-practice exampleWorkplace ConsultingDR. KADE PHARMACEUTICALS

Sparked by the client’s vision of a new work environment in mid-2017, we held workshops on their future working culture and methods, then developed an individualised needs profile.

We created a unique office world for DR. KADE PHARMA. For us, it was particularly important that the pharmaceutical company’s long history be reflected in the space.

The result was a tailor-made concept which represents the company, links its history to the founding of the Oranien-Apotheke pharmacy in Berlin, and unites it with today's modern work culture.

The result was a blend of tradition and modernity, all brought together in the monumental Ullsteinhaus building.

Reception

A bright and friendly reception invites you inside. The design language and materials form the core of the interior design guidelines.

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  • There are many sheltered spaces for communication.

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    History is on display in many places.

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    The library - a place for exchange and information.

DATES OF COMPLETION

2017-2018

NUMBER OF WORKSTATIONS

146

FLOOR AREA

3900 m²

INDUSTRY

Pharmaceuticals

OFFICE TYPE

Open team structure
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We created an open space concept which corresponds to the client’s transparent way of working – all workstations are placed on equal terms. Retreats for meetings, telephoning and workshops are liberally distributed throughout the area. The building’s geometry allowed us to lay these rooms out following a meandering arrangement which gives the space a multi-faceted and inspiring character. The concept reflects a city within a city, from public and semi-public spaces down to private quarters that serve as sanctuaries.

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    All-hands meeting - everyone finds a place here.

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    The backstage area with mask.

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    Individual locker system with certain perspectives.

The room-within-a-room principle

The built-in boxes shield the work areas from the corridor. Exciting zones are created in the public spaces for informal and formal communication.

Workshop and project rooms

Phone box

The room-within-a-room conditions create quiet places for phone calls and mini-meetings.

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Cafeteria

The beautifully-coordinated colours and fabrics create a truly outstanding cafeteria. A place that invites you to spend time together.

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    The light-filled room invites you to enjoy yourself.

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    In the beginning, everything was empty.

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    Kitchen as communication.

A place for communication

Workplaces

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With their enhanced acoustical features, they provide an optimal environment for concentrated work.

The work zones are shielded from sight.

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    Fully-equipped coffee service points.

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    Original elements from the Oranien-Apotheke pharmacy find a place here.

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    Part of the integrated lighting and greenery concept.

When Dr. Kade Pharmaceuticals moved into their new premises in September 2018, the employees embraced the office environment enthusiastically.

Once we had the results from the workshop, we were faced with the challenge of designing a compromise between a completely open office space and a very closed one. The customised concept developed during the consulting process is perfectly adaptable to the various needs and working methods of the employees.

Now its flexibility, openness and multifaceted nature enrich daily working life in the well-balanced environment of Dr. Kade Pharmaceuticals.