User requirement planning for innovative spaces

User requirement planning for innovative spaces

The digital transformation and agile methods are catapulting education into a new era. Modern learning spaces offer room for communication, concentration, collaboration and relaxation - known as the 4 Cs ("Communication, Concentration, Collaboration and Chill-Out"). Away from the corridor school, towards the cluster school, which uses multifunctional areas and rooms to model modern learning.

Such innovation spaces can also be realised in science and research. The opportunities and requirements in terms of buildings and infrastructure are becoming more diverse. Whether and how the refurbishment of existing properties is worthwhile or whether a new building is the better solution depends directly on the interests of various stakeholders. Our interdisciplinary experts support you in holistic requirements planning and site development. Our goal: We develop spaces and buildings of the future that focus on the users!



  • Are you wondering what your sustainable content and spatial concept should look like?
  • Do you know how to ensure the efficiency, needs-orientation and sustainability of your building project?
  • Do you know the specific needs, objectives and tasks of the stakeholders involved?
  • Do you need support in developing a common understanding of a sustainable learning space among all those involved?
  • Are you wondering how your educational institution can respond to current social developments such as demographic change and migration as well as technological trends (e.g. digitalisation, artificial intelligence)?
  • Are you aware of the regulations, opportunities and challenges you will face during planning and implementation?
  • Do you not know what funding is available and how you can apply for it?

How we proceed

We ensure the intensive and coordinated participation of all players by providing a suitable platform and promoting dialogue: From users to planners and decision-makers - from politicians and administrators to local stakeholders at neighbourhood level. Based on an assessment of the educational concept, the site and the buildings, we work together to develop a suitable space programme. Our many years of cross-sector experience and our strong network help us to take your individual needs into account. We develop innovative learning environments, both large and small, that meet current and future requirements with flexible solutions.


Your benefits

  • 360° analysis of your project with partners from IT, media technology and didactics
  • Interdisciplinary and holistic consulting from a single source
  • Educational, sociological and construction know-how combined with industry-specific expertise
  • Customised digitalisation concept for the requirements of the property, the operation and the users
  • Integration of your educational and digitalisation concept into the specific construction planning of the space and room programme
  • Transparent documentation and quality descriptions
  • Robust control structures through jointly defined structures and processes
  • Final report with specific recommendations for the implementation of your building project



Contact Team Education, Science and Research

Michèle Kuhn Manager

+41 79 840 99 26


The education sector of the future must meet a wide range of different requirements, including digital transformation, sustainable educational buildings and innovative spatial concepts. Our education specialists and partners provide our customers with an innovative and unique range of services in terms of the breadth and depth of consulting: