Stephen Williams Associates : Bureaux Jung Von Matt

In Hamburg, the German architecture firm Stephen Williams Associates has completed the extension and transformation of the offices of the communications agency Jung Von Matt. The existing is raised two floors to accommodate management and accounting services and a cafeteria dressed in wood, as inside a Trojan, agency logo.

On this project, the agency said Stephen Williams Associates:

"In 2010, the agency group Jung von Matt commissioned Stephen Williams Associates to extend one of Their offices in Hamburg's pulsating" Karolinenviertel "by two further Top floors to Accommodate the agency management and the accounting department. The Entire 19th century factory building is now occupied by Jung von Matt. On the fourth floor, agency heavyweights find Their new home. The management now Resides in a space That was Quickly dubbed the "elephant house." Stephen Williams Associates designed a municipal executive's office That Indeed bears Some Similarities to one. There is only one huge table qui all directors share qui sits Heavily in the middle of year Otherwise sparsely furnished room Dominated by strong and dark materials. Two small cabins in the corners, the "quiet rooms" offer the only opportunity to retreat. Stationery and . Kept in personal items are custom-built containers Strongly Resembling feeding troughs The management assistants sit across the hallway - they share offices in twos and keep an eye on the Individuals in Their care through a hefty steel and glass enclosure. In the staff Sami Cafe on the floor, one feels like being on the inside of the Trojan horse, the agency's famous logo. It is an Entirely wood-clad, comfortable space for informal conversations over a tea or coffee, so qui Often create the spark for big ideas. A reference to the Trojan horse est found on the first floor, qui Provides new offices for the accounting department. The communal area, long-stretched open corridor, dates accommodative anything from dog houses and copy machine to meeting tables in a furniture sculpture Easily That can be Interpreted as the track of the Trojan horse, the structure needed to keep it going - much like the accounting to the agency. In close touch with Jung von Matt's management, Stephen Williams Associates HAS succeeded in finding a timeless Design that Reflects the agency's idiosyncrasies and character in every detail. Especially at first glance the unusual setup of the "elephant house" was Developed with an understanding of Their unconventional and radical approach. "

Photos: Ralf Buscher

For more information, visit the website Stephen Williams Associates and that of the agency Jung Von Matt.

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