A tailor-made solution, simple and elegant, which would fit 135 employees and thousands of books: The renowned Suhrkamp Verlag was looking for a spatial concept that would reflect the identity of the publishing house.
A special trick was used to create more wall space, and thus, nearly five kilometers worth of shelf: Kinzo designed bookshelf walls which meander through the six floors of the building, like an internal façade. This idea also optimized the space in the rooms and created small niches – usable for all employees as retreat rooms for spontaneous meetings, communication islands, think tanks or telephone booths.
Although high-quality materials and products were used and many fixtures had to be custom-made, the solutions remained cost-effective and within budget.
This institution of high culture now proudly presents itself with a fresh face.
|Client||Suhrkamp Verlag AG|