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.
|Project type||New building|
|Gross floor area m2||2500|
|Number of employees||150|
|Acoustics||Heating and cooling ceiling | KNAUF - acoustic elements|
|Workspace Furniture||USM Haller | Sedus - office chair | Fritz Hansen - office chair | Vitra | Wilkhahn - office chair|
|Conference Furniture||Vitra | Fritz Hansen | Wolkhahn|
|Lounge Furniture||Vitra | Fritz Hansen | Softline - basket chair high|
|Greenery||Adjacent nature reserve|
|Technology||Open space, transparency|