Start to the year at Drees & Sommer SE in Frankfurt/Main: around 500 employees set up home in the new OstStern quarter in Frankfurt's Ostend district. The Stuttgart-based consulting company specializing in construction and real estate is relocating its Frankfurt office to a showcase project for modern working environments, designed by professionals from within the firm’s own ranks. A multi-space area of around 7,000 square meters offers the right environment for every activity, including open-air workplaces.
‘Everyone has different needs, even in everyday work. We take this into account in our multi-space concept. Those looking for personal interaction can work in the open-plan area, while those who need peace and quiet will find the right retreat room,‘ explained Manuel Dorn, partner responsible for Drees & Sommer’s Frankfurt location. Lounges, phone boxes, think tanks and meeting rooms complement the open workstations.
Multi-functional areas are also spread across the floors, including rooms for project and creative work, a community and meeting room with table soccer, a library, and a materials library with catalogs, material samples, and an adjoining meeting room for client workshops relating to interior design. Flexible furniture means that the layout can be customized at any time. Some of the furnishings are Cradle to Cradle certified and therefore recyclable, including the curtains and carpeting.
Digital solutions and an app provide employees with access to the underground parking garage and office floors, and can also be used to book workstations, lockers, meeting and conference rooms. If necessary, the app can navigate to the booked workplace or room. The building controls ventilation, lighting and shading independently via sensors, to maximize energy efficiency in operation.
Find more information in our press release.