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De Winder Architekten retains industrial traces for workplaces in Hamburg

German follow De Winder Architekten has transformed a former machine manufacturing unit in Hamburg into workplaces for writer Carlsen, retaining traces of its earlier industrial use.

Accomplished in 2021, the workplace types a part of a wider campus being developed for the writer within the metropolis’s Altona district, which may even embrace a renovation of Carlsen’s earlier workspace.

Industrial office building by De Winder Architekten
De Winder Architekten retained giant metal columns of the previous machine manufacturing unit

Profiting from the present constructing’s excessive ceilings, De Winder Architekten created a big multipurpose corridor for occasions and gatherings to be the point of interest of the brand new workplace.

Lining this area are items of modular and movable furnishings, offering seating, shelving and non permanent workspaces constituted of scaffolding. These had been completed in a particular crimson color in reference to traces of paintwork discovered within the outdated constructing.

Industrial office building by De Winder Architekten
Movable furnishings supplies seating, shelving and workspace within the corridor

“We requested ourselves early on learn how to create spatial intimacy (and scale) within the nice corridor, and what the intimate areas needed to be like in order that they may very well be considered from the within and the skin,” De Winder Architekten venture lead Sascha Nikolauschke advised Dezeen.

“With the [scaffold] ‘room containers’, you possibly can see how they had been designed to tug out like drawers and intersect with one another, permitting them to be skilled from the within and the skin,” he added.

Industrial office building by De Winder Architekten
Purple curtains and wooden panelling function within the prefabricated convention pod

Curtains enable the occasions area to be separated from a wing of extra standard workspaces, that are organised round a double-height “promenade” that cuts by the centre of the area.

Newly-inserted partition partitions divide the bottom ground into assembly area.

On the higher ground, the open-plan workplace is framed by the massive metal columns of the present construction and remnants of the previous manufacturing facility.

A black, cabin-like convention pod that was prefabricated off-site sits overlooking the corridor beneath, completed with a heat inside of wood panelling and crimson paint and curtains.

Industrial office building by De Winder Architekten
The workplace constructing affords versatile workspaces

“We’ve intentionally disbursed with mounted techniques at sure factors with a view to obtain a excessive diploma of flexibility within the demarcation of the areas,” defined Nikolauschke.

“The totally different spatial references needs to be rapidly and simply separated from one another, no less than visually. This turns into clear with the massive curtain that delimits {the marketplace},” he continued.

Industrial office building by De Winder Architekten
Black-steel interiors reference the power’s industrial historical past

Black-steel walkways, balustrades and assembly pods, in addition to industrial-style furnishings and lightweight fittings, had been all chosen to enhance the power’s historic traces, together with the stays of a crane prepare on the ceiling.

Carlsen Writer Campus was lately shortlisted within the office inside (giant) class of Dezeen Awards 2023 alongside initiatives together with 210 Euston Street by Common Design Studio.

Additionally in Hamburg, Studio Besau-Marguerre designed a colour-block lobby for the MK&G design museum.

The pictures is by Mark Seelen. 


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