Cool ideas for big issues of the future
Japanese technology giant Konica Minolta is treating its new research centre not only to a modern design, but also to architecture offering clever alternatives in the fight against climate change.
Europe’s largest port is seeing an innovation boom that is expected to drive the entire Dutch energy transition. As part of the post-pandemic recovery, the iconic World Port Center has been sustainably renovated.
The Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end chocolate and cocoa products. At the new headquarters in Zurich, diversity of flavours and sustainability are as integral as well-being in the workplace and upcycling of materials.
Inclusive office as a smart village
Non-profit association Aktion Mensch has an emphatic motto – “Together we will win”. Inclusion is especially important to this private charity, which runs a lottery to support social projects. Its focus is also reflected in the organization’s new head office in Bonn, Germany. The design concept by the Ippolito Fleitz Group takes diversity as a central theme. And it also turns interior design into a strong framework for displaying the humane side to life.
Alan Hofmann is a building engineer and timber constructor from Austria. His company Woodplan occupies a digital niche for building projects around the world. In this interview he describes his interpretation of intelligent offices, and how an office can be smart in an old Austrian building.