Dataport, an IT services provider for public administration, has high expectations for the expansion and renovation of its company headquarters in Altenholz near Kiel: the new building is intended as a prototype for the six other German branches and also makes room for the company's growing number of employees.
In the maritime design
Open, creative and unique: these were critical requirements for the new office space. In order to foster internal communication, the IT company chose an open-space concept instead of individual offices. A spacious break room offers a place to disconnect between work tasks. The lounge area is ideal for meetings, thanks to its layout and furnishings.
The maritime design suits both the location near Kiel and the company's image. Interior architect Wiebke Brendel and her colleague Katrin Lübs of the company Die Raumplaner were responsible for the interior design: 'The design takes its bearings from Dataport's corporate design. Based on our competition draft, the workspaces are lined up like in a marina. This offers entirely new qualities of work in accordance with the needs of the user. Maritime images create a sense of distance, while port objects - newly interpreted - highlight specific areas.'
The company Jacob Erichsen furnished the office, including seating and standing tables from Canvaro, cabinets from Allvia and containers from Pontis. These furnishings make space for flexible work.
The Applica docking system integrates technology into the workplace and hides the cable routing. The Syneo wall elements, which function both as room dividers and sound absorbers, enable concentrated work in the open-space office. 'The office furniture from ASSMANN integrated ideally into the look,' Brendel adds. 'They have all the prerequisites for flexible, open and ergonomic work.'