Blue Office

Design SSP AG
Location Bochum , Germany
6.2
Flexibility
6.2
Communication
6.2
Collaboration
6.6
Concentration
6.0
Wellbeing
/10
This newly constructed office building in Bochum, Germany, offers high flexibility to suit a variety of team constellations and tasks. It also impresses with maximum energy efficiency.

Variety of spaces
The Blue Office is located on the eastern edge of the Technologie-Quartier in Bochum-Querenburg, Germany. Based on an integrated design, the architects realized a highly efficient building on a 2,330-sq plot. Inside, open work areas for interdisciplinary planning teams promote informal exchange in the processing of complex construction projects. Ten meeting rooms facilitate meetings or workshops with clients and planning partners. Single offices, group offices, communication lounges and retreating areas complement the mix, offering employees the opportunity to choose between concentration and communication according to their current tasks.

High energy efficiency
The Blue Office is designed for flexible use, with six independent rental units. Users may individually adapt the open, modular office areas. The southern part of the building can equally be used as open office space, seminar space or exhibition space with an outstanding event location. Both the four-storey north component and the two-storey southern component of the building reveal a view of the surrounding landscape. A transparent element, containing the main entrance, open meeting areas and a cafeteria, connects the two units. Maximum energy efficiency was achieved through an optimal ratio of building surface to volume and a highly insulated facade. In addition, the exhaust heat from the server room is integrated.

Details
ClientOEG Bochum
CityBochum
CountryGermany
ArchitectsSSP AG
CompletionJuly 2018
SectorConstruction industry
Project typeNew building
Gross floor area m22500
Number of employees150
Solutions
LightingTolomeo artemide
FlooringDLW
AcousticsHeating and cooling ceiling | KNAUF - acoustic elements
Workspace FurnitureUSM Haller | Sedus - office chair | Fritz Hansen - office chair | Vitra | Wilkhahn - office chair
Conference FurnitureVitra | Fritz Hansen | Wolkhahn
Lounge FurnitureVitra | Fritz Hansen | Softline - basket chair high
GreeneryAdjacent nature reserve
TechnologyOpen space, transparency
Gastronomy-

Jury

Prof. Dr. Alexander Gutzmer
Editor-in-Chief, architecture magazine Baumeister
Bernd Wagner
CEO, USM U. Schärer Söhne GmbH
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christine Kohlert
Managing Director RBSGROUP
Peter Schäfer
Senior Designer, Gensler
Prof. Rudolf Schricker
Interior Architect, Professor at Coburg University
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