a flexible workshop design for a innovative design thinking agency.
The digital innovation agency Dark Horse requested a redesign of their complete workshop interior. Our brief was to create a highly flexible space, used for hosting diverse events with five to 40 participants, while also occasionally accommodating 100 or more people joining them in their expandable space.
This required smart solutions for easily switching between spacial arrangements, fitted to each scenario. An extra countertop slides out from inside the kitchen counter to create more surface for catering; a tribune seating design collapses and unfolds to seat between eight and 32 attendees. While one part of the kitchen remains fixed, we designed two other sections to be mobile, adapting to both everyday needs and large gatherings.
We built different areas to serve different purposes: the team space, protoyping area, presentation space, kitchen, meeting/team rooms, and wardrobe. A projection wall shelters the wardrobe and storage space from view. Two three-meter-high sliding doors open to expand the larger central area, and close to create two separate meeting rooms. The end result is a space for bringing Berlin’s diverse creative network together, while serving it’s weekday studio functions equally well.
Architectural design & building execution.
Jonas Klock with Alexander Spiliopoulos, Tom Spoorendonk, Clinton Sheldon, Nils Dieckmann and Lene Antonpoulos