After moving to its own headquarters in 2016, the German transmission system operator 50Hertz Transmission based in Berlin, has moved into its next location in Europacity in the beginning of 2021. The new building called “QH Core” (Quartier Heidestraße), includes around 7,400 sqm for around 450 workstations.
Numerous team spaces, open communication and concentration areas have been created on four multi-space floors, to provide flexible work options that cover the different requirements of employees. These new workplace models are framed by an architecture that has a very industrial character. A high proportion of exposed concrete and open technical installations highlight this design.
Special oases, cafés on the 2nd and 4th floor for example, have been created to increase emotions and quality of stay. The dynamic and lively color compositions accompany a diverse selection of comfortable furniture that invite people to linger and exchange ideas.
The combination of raw architecture and vibrant color schemes creates exciting contrasts and harmonious interactions between all areas. Earthy, deep red tones and light ice blue merge with the cool grey of the surroundings. Transparent zoning elements with integrated planting are added to this scenery to provide a high- contrast design with small green accents that bring the area to life, invite people to feel at ease and stimulate creativity and exchange. Contrast becomes connection – concrete meets color.
Photography: Karsten Knocke