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In this project the new office was planned and equipped with ergonomic Vital-Office furniture.
artundweise needed to relocate in a more modern office building and Vital-Office GmbH was hired in advance to plan their new creative work environment.
Rather than planning a standard open space office, Vital-Office analyzed fundamental ergonomic principles and their correlations to health, vitality and motivation.
Thus leading to a holistic ergonomic concept which included architectural design and room partitioning, healthy light installation, sound absorbing acoustic panels and height adjustable desk with ecological and healthy tops out of bamboo hard wood.
Room partitioning and department locations are planned using Feng Shui.
A special requirement in open space offices is to design work-group holons, which adapt to the sociological needs. Only through this a company will become a living organism. Instead of frustration and social loneliness in an anonymous mass, areas for social groups of max. 4 persons can be created also in an open space office.
The primary needs of backing and privacy of the “work holons”, developed by Vital-Office, are taken care of through the mirror effect according to Daniel Goleman (Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, 2006, Bantam Books). This effect is widely confirmed by Vital-Office customers and probands.
The influence of lightning in office rooms in relation to productivity is in a large extend underestimated. Studies confirm that overstrain of eyes are one of the most stresses of office workers. Up to 80% complain about the negative effects of bad lightning.
In this project only floor lamps are planned to lighten the office space. No light installation on the thermo activated concrete ceiling was intended by the planning architects.
Up-to-date experiences with other projects showed that lightning only with floor lights are definitely insufficient, because office workers are concerned about energy savings and tend to shut off most lights. This leads to dark areas, which negatively effect the performance of all office workers. Additionally more stress is produced due to ongoing eye’s adaptation processes between light and dark areas.
On the other side our experiences with another project for PORSCHE development center in Weisach showed very positive effects due to a compulsory lightning installation. The very light and consistent light causes a feeling like the active energy on a sunny day. Correspondingly likewise is the engineer’s productivity and innovation capability.
Despite of the higher costs artundweise decided to install such a lightning system, with 90% of indirect smooth light and energy saving TRUE-LIGHT fluorescent lamps.
Don’t make a mistake. The difference always is in details you don’t see at first glance. With original TRUE-LIGHT an atmosphere is created, which is very similar to a summers’s day at noontime.
This activates people’s metabolism and generates brilliant color and contrast qualities, while at the same time prevents from seasonal depressions.
This artificial daylight combined with a high degree of indirect smooth light enables glare free stressless working, especially in combination with computer screens.
Two at a stroke: Combined with the efficient lightning system are highly efficient 3d acoustic absorbers, which absorb sound by up to 95%.
Planning and installation was done in coordination with Vital-Office by Manfred Ross. (www.ross-licht.de)