Case Study - Informatica, Stuttgart, Germany

Project data

  • Customer
  • Informatica
  • Value
  • €3.2m
  • Area
  • 4,500 sqm
  • Form of contract
  • 2-stage open book
  • Programme duration
  • 3.5 months
  • Completion date
  • August 2014
  • Project Manager
  • AHO München
  • Architect
  • AHO München
  • Structural Engineer
  • Prof.Fink Stuttgart
  • M&E Engineer
  • IB E Schleich, IB HL Fink

Introduction

Informatica rented a building approximately 4,000 sqm in size near Stuttgart for the location of their new offices. The ground floor and third to sixth floor were fitted out following the completion of demolition throughout the entire building.

The project

The project entailed a complete building fit out in three and a half months. Top quality open-plan offices utilising natural light sources were created, with great attention to the colours used in private, semi and shared spaces. Colours used on columns and walls match the patterns of the carpet and other floorings.

The carpet, in herring-bone pattern, rounds off the high-quality concept of the architect´s surface and colour design. Integrated glazed boxes with room-high windows are used as conference-rooms in the building. See-through dividers, multifunctional furniture and pergolas define open meeting-zones, creative spaces and seating areas.

 

In addition to the variety of communication areas on each floor, kitchen areas were integrated into the design. Their coloured surfaces are part of the concept and are adapted to the floor schemes.

As well as the conference-boxes and other communication areas, phone booths were added to provide discretion for private calls where necessary.

 

Due to the existing design it was a great challenge to complete the construction phase and entire fit out within the deadline, particularly with the fireproofing of the building requiring upgrades. All ceilings are suspended in order to hide the technical installations, electronic communication links and air-conditioning units for open floor areas and conference boxes.

The continuous planning by architects and M&E planners enabled construction managers and their contractors to complete the project within the timeframe and implement all changes requested by the client.