Cologne office refurbishment: aesthetics meet acoustics.

Key facts at a glance:

  • Project: Refurbishment of an existing interior into a modern workspace.
  • Special features: Comprehensive work on technical building services, incomplete documentation of existing space, high acoustic demands.
  • Approach: General contracting including all fit-out work, close collaboration with architects, technical planners, acousticians; value engineering.
  • Design: Lepel & Lepel

Office refurbishment | Cologne
Lounge-like areas for exchange create a collaborative atmosphere

Office refurbishment | Cologne
The cafeteria with its expansive glass front gives vistas – and ideas – free rein

Office refurbishment | Cologne
Lockers with a steel look: a nod to Cologne’s Hohenzollern Bridge

Cylinders and lamellae on the ceiling don’t just catch the eye – they also absorb sound.

A large tech company wanted to remodel its Cologne office. The architectural concept had been worked out. It was now up to Schwitzke Project to make it a reality.
Through value engineering, Schwitzke Project pointed out solutions that reduced costs even while maintaining the high design standard. Schwitzke Project worked with building services planners right down to the structural level to fully modernize the building and security systems despite incomplete as-built documentation.
Break through walls, lay new wiring and connections. After extensive demolition work, the interior fit-out could begin. The acoustics of the space were a primary focus.
Damping elements such as ceiling sails and lamellae and sound-absorbing carpet tiles and glass partitions integrate the acoustics into the aesthetics – creating a modern workspace, which Schwitzke Project realized right through to turnkey handover. Fully in keeping with the vision of the architect – and of the client. After all, Schwitzke Project delivered within the specified deadline and budget.