Everybody’s talking telework, or working from home, these days. That the AllesWirdGut team are very well able to work together from their respective living rooms is shown by the recent press coverage their work received. And that, aside from turning home into an office, they can also make an office a home is evidenced by their office design for a local housing cooperative, the ÖsterreichischeVolkswohnungswerk, realized in a mixed-use residential and commercial building, which was also planned by AllesWirdGut at the corner of Am Tabor and Bruno-Marek-Allee in Vienna’s 2nd district.
As a housing construction company, the ÖsterreichischeVolkswohnungswerk (ÖVW) has always had the goal of bringing fresh life to cooperative housing. The company motto, after all, is, Welcome home, welcome to ÖVW. The accompanying wish for a recontextualization of the everyday workplace now also finds expression in the new corporate office premises on Am Tabor Street. The interior design concept is based on a powerful combination of vitalizing tones of green and blue, informed by a sense for the human need for quiet, openness, and nature. Clear shapes, accentuating lighting elements, solid flooring, a pointillist décor, and wooden furniture that gently fits into the space provide for an unobtrusive and yet inspiring atmosphere—a place of busy interaction and productive privacy.
The average person spends full eight hours a day at the office, another eight are used for sleep, and only eight more are available for leisure. The goal of the AllesWirdGut design therefore was to imbue their space design concept with that cozy feeling, the sense of comfort we otherwise only know from our home. From the entrance area to the roof terrace, from the flexible workspace to the transparent meeting room, the ÖVW offices, bathed in daylight and intersected by through-views, provide diversified space for the free unfolding of the mind, for constructive thinking, for concentration and natural motivation. The stylistic credo at work here was: Get away from artificial minimalism and go for a contemporary style of classical elegance. Welcome home.
1. Curtains -Lazelberger
2. Carpets- Lazelberger
3. Wallpaper- Hutterer
4. Carpenter- Scheschy
5. Domestic engineering, heatingandsanitary - Steppi
6. Ventilation Engineering– Airtech
7. Electrical Engineering - EAG