SIGN KOMMUNIKATION, Frankfurt, Germany
SIZE: Concept, interior design (work phases 1-9), planning and excecution of furniture
DATE: May – November 2001
E15 PRODUCTS: TA01 PONTE, HP01 TAFEL
PLANNING OFFICE: Christoph Mäckler Architects
Nestled on the banks of the Main river, an old steam cooling station with a dark brick façade and loophole-like windows framed by red and white folding shutters was chosen as the new domicile for the Frankfurt based graphic design agency Sign Kommunikation. In this unique 600 sqm setting, Philipp Mainzer and his team conceived an office layout based on generous and natural use of space, while relying on such varying materials as exposed concrete and walnut to create masterful contrasts. The centre of the building is a ten meter (30 foot) high concrete entrance hall, but its true centrepiece is an atmosphere designed especially for the needs of creative minds, which is at once equally conducive to individual contemplation, communication and teamwork.
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