Wienerberger Office

Wienerberger Office

Architect
The Design Group
Location
Warsaw, Poland | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Offices
Stories By
The Design Group

ZR Inwestycje
Fotomohito
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
PVC FlooringForbo Flooring Systems
CeilingRockfon
Clincker, brickWienerberger
Vinyl wallpaperVescom B.V.
Carpet tilesDesso
Built-in furnitureMorrow Woods

Product Spec Sheet
PVC Flooring
Ceiling
by Rockfon
Clincker, brick
Vinyl wallpaper
Carpet tiles
by Desso
Built-in furniture

Wienerberger Office

The Design Group as Architects

The Design Group has realized the interior design for the offices of brick producer, Wienerberger, located in Warsaw, Poland. In principle, a manufacturer of bricks, hollow tiles or roofing tiles does not need a showroom. Nonetheless, the Wienerberger office in Warsaw, through its design project The Design Group, proves that these materials can be used for unconventional purposes. The first concepts for the new Polish Wienerberger headquarters were conceived more than two years ago – the buildings of the Praga Koneser Centre were yet under construction, but the staff already knew that they would relocate there soon. When Konrad Krusiewicz’s The Design Group was entrusted with the task of drafting the interior design, it was clear that the implementation would be extraordinary and rendering visible the essence of the company.


The location is just perfect. The manufacturer of bricks, hollow tiles and roofing tiles sought a place for their office, and the Koneser spaces were explicitly designed for this purpose, with all their industrial character, red brick, and the atmosphere of Warsaw’s Praga district. That speaks volumes. No surprise that the office built here perfectly accentuates Wienerberger’s nature and style. It also conforms to the very precise expectations of the customer as represented by the experienced consulting company Walter Herz. The 1800m2 space has been arranged in an unusual and yet invigorating fashion.


The Koneser Centre is an entrepreneur-friendly venue – the brick manufacturer must feel at home in those climatic buildings in red brick. No wonder The Design Group drew inspiration from the resources and raw materials that Wienerberger supplies. It was a natural move, allowing employees to experience the products of their company every day. The office itself also fits in well with the surroundings.


The interior is full of construction elements from the investor’s offer; however, they are not dominant. The Design Group has struck an excellent balance between the expressive appeal of building materials and the lightness of the office. It provides conditions for exceptionally comfortable work, as well as a cosy atmosphere with clever accents. The contrasting elements for blocks and clinkers are white and grey to give a spacious and bright interior. The bleached wood also enlivens the space with its stone and concrete markings. Coupled with colourful furniture and curtains (The Design Group is excellent at incorporating such details into their projects), it was possible to father a modern yet homey office that relies on traditional materials.


Graphics and murals introduced into interiors are the hallmarks of the Warsaw design studio. In this design, for example, we may find numerous black-framed photographs. They also underline the private feel of the interior and enhance its quality. Just like beautiful mirrors, bright furniture and stone countertops, it all works great as a contrast to the red bricks.


On the other hand, the open ceilings accentuate the industrial spirit of the space. The installations have been preserved visible, but for the sake of space clarity, they have been painted white. The factory flair is also evident in the kitchen and chillout space, which was very important to Wienerberger. In their former office, there was no room for casual meetings and leisure. For this reason, this time the staff were provided with a large kitchen and a part arranged for rest in mind; the whole structure reminds of a trendy café.


The office space also reflects the extensive offer of Wienerberger. It may appear that the simple building materials manufactured by the investor are unfit for use in interiors. We couldn’t disagree more! The Design Group team reached for the manufacturer’s portfolio to enrich the office and lend it a unique character. Patterns and structures from the brand’s offer have inspired specific design solution; for example, the openwork partitions made of hollow tiles. Along with the partitions made of white-lacquered steel mesh, they divide the space into appropriate zones and arrange office passageways. Notably, the openwork structure ensures that light permeates the room freely. As a result, the space is ample, and the ambient external light reaches the nooks and crannies of the office.


Wienerberger’s production became the key starting point for the whole Warsaw office project. The surface of laminated tiles used as a wall lining bears the inspiration of ceramics from the investor’s product range. But, at the same time, The Design Group had to work out new solutions and seek out unconventional ideas. Owing to this, the studio benefited from solutions rarely found in office interiors. Admittedly, it also entailed new challenges in terms of logistics and structures under construction. But The Design Group is a specialist in dealing with such tasks.

Wienerberger Office

ZR Inwestycje as Contractors

Koneser is a cultural and entertainment center in Warsaw, which houses over a dozen of various restaurants, shops, offices, as well as museums, art galleries, a hotel and a creative space for children.

In this place at the turn of 2018 and 2019 we made a fit-out of Wienerberger office space. The works covered tho storeys of the building with a total area of over 1800 sqm.

The project carried out by the architectural studio The Design Group assumed that the interior would be full of contrasts. The the rooms, we can find a combination of hollow bricks and clincker with white and gray, or bleached wood, which enlivens the space marked with stone and concrete.

It is worth mentioning that the arrangement uses ceramic materials produced by the Investor. At the reception desk we can see numerous elements in the form of bricks covered with glass walls. They mix with black and white accents.

In open areas, exposed pipes give the interior an industrial character. The floor is dominated by vinyl panels and carpet flooring. Ceiling-to-floor windows add value to the building. Rooms with large glazing are well lit and visually more spacious. During breaks, employees can relax in coffee points with an attractive view of the surroundings. Suspended ceilings are in small closed rooms, such as chill rooms, offices or meeting rooms.

The kitchen is extremely spacious, and an additional optical Surface is added by glass panels, which are located between the marble table top and the upper cabinets, as well as a mirror on the right side.

Not only in the kitchen, but also in the entire office space we can find numerous plants the cover every free space.

 

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