A modern office from home
Esslingen on the River Neckar: The new Metzger+Co. office premises are nestled between half-timbered houses and idyllic little waterways. A picturesque spot and undoubtedly somewhere you might like to live yourself. It offered us the opportunity of creating a modern ‘office from home’ over two storeys for their 40+ employees. For Metzger+Co., the move went hand in hand with a departure from the office structure of their previous premises: a spacious, open-plan layout and an enticing, light-flooded work space replace a fragmented spatial architecture. Metzger+Co. produces tangible assets and this should be clear for all to see.
Our open-plan concept is interrupted in various places to give employees a diversity of communication options near their workstations. This allows communication between colleagues to take place at a standing table, for instance, at a whiteboard or directly at a screen, as well as in one of the different-sized meeting rooms. The mix of open-plan space and peaceful hideaways ensures variety and creates numerous places for encounters and exchange. These include two large terraces, an open kitchen and a central team meeting place. Overall, a flowing space has been created over two storeys, which tells visitors a great deal about the company and makes the brand approachable. As a result, customers not only receive a good (first) impression – they get the sense that Metzger lives for housing.