Design Planning department of Dietz AG / Goldbeck AG
Location Hanau, Germany
This new office building for 300 IT employees in Hanau, Germany, supports the implementation of the agile working culture. The office space is designed to provide flexibility that allows the employees to find the most productive way to complete a task while increasing their wellbeing and job satisfaction.

Purpose-built New Offices

A few years ago, German industrial group Evonik decided to move its IT location from Frankfurt to the Fraunhofer Science Park in Hanau, complete with purpose-built new offices. The result is a free-standing four-storey U-shaped building for around 300 IT employees. It features state-of-the-art technical equipment along with generously designed work and communication areas as well as plenty of greenery. The focus is on enabling effortless exchange between colleagues in a pleasing and inspiring environment.

Enabling Agile Working

The whole building is designed to help implement the concept of agile working which is about bringing people, processes and technology together to find the most effective way of carrying out a particular task: It is working within guidelines of the task but without boundaries of how you achieve it. This way, employees become empowered, innovative and more productive.

ClientEvonik Industries AG
ArchitectsPlanning Department of Dietz AG / Goldbeck AG
CompletionApril 2020
SectorProduction industry
Project typeNew building
Gross floor area m27.340
Number of employees300
LightingWaldmann, Muuto, Bolichwerke, Artemide
FlooringInterface Composure, Bolon Grafik, Objekt Carpet, Tisca Tiara
Workspace FurnitureAssmann
Conference FurnitureAssmann System 180 | Tables and chairs: Brunner rey
Lounge FurnitureAssmann, partly also on production by carpenter Eichhorn, Hey Miura Plank
GreeneryBaumhaus GmbH, Islandmoosbild, Planters planted with hydro plants
TechnologyMicrosoft, Cisco
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