Analogous to the corporate culture of Sony the former spacial structure had to be changed towards an open, communicative office world.
In order to develop the best possible result for the special requirements of a music company, the operational and office space concept was jointly developed with the users from the beginning.
In the case of Sony, the specificity of the requirement profile consists of a mix of ‘normal’ work places with typical requirements for office tasks, as well as of a number of special work places that arise from the specific needs of the music business. For the music boxes the subject of acoustics and media technology was questioned intensively, as there must be also places of rest and concentration, or spontaneous brainstorming.
The modular system created by conceptsued consisting of formations and furniture, as well as the light, colour and materials concept provide the framework of the new office world. In order to avoid the uniformity of a particular language of form or of a furniture manufacturer, the individual departments could draw from a selection of predefined products and solutions and equip their office support spaces like kitchens, meeting areas, think tanks and central zones individually.
Architecture: Weickenmeier, Kunz + Partner