IHK Potsdam Office by BvdM Architekten, Potsdam – Germany

June 22nd, 2017 by retail design blog

BvdM Architekten designed the offices of non-profit organization IHK Potsdam, located in Potsdam, Germany. A space that formerly was predominated by a vis a vis of entry and exit, has been turned into a warm welcome area. Lounge, library and a bundle of cosy meeting rooms are grouped along a path, that has been designed by BvdM Architekten in analogy to a walk in the legendary Brandenburg forests.

The strict symmetry as an expression of representation was changed into a world of networking and cross-linking – emphasizing the conducing role, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce plays for its members. The building itself is committed to the style of „white modernism“, the white reception desk picks up this design idea, whilst the gigantic illuminated screen behind is designed to display altering brand images and serves as a starting point of the lively and colourful lounge area.

The monotonous row of columns, that separated the access corridor from the usage areas has been limbered-up. Some columns were removed, others have been added, to provide a atmospherically permeable membrane and allow intuitive navigation across the former borders. The prevailing motive oft the circle has been used playfully in floor and ceiling to provide clearings localising communication areas.

Design: BvdM Architekten
Photography: Zoé Beausire

https://officesnapshots.com/2017/06/16/ihk-potsdam-offices-potsdam/

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