Presentations and press conferences during the day, large-scale events and company parties for more than 300 people at night. At the same time offering areas for co-working, small team meetings, lunch and coffee breaks. Last but not least: providing enough room for yoga classes and other fitness activities. An outline as fun & challenging as the outcome: Zalando HUB, a multi-functional spacewhere hotel lounge meets cinema and office worlds, set within a split level space in a newly built office complex across from the Eastside Gallery.
Two main features connect the space visually: a wide timber podium runs parallel to the glass facade on street level, bridging the height difference functionally in form of an auditorium, moving up to a platform for the lunch area and finishing off as tribune for small team meetings. A extensive tiled wall separates the lower from the upper level, where the structure incorporates a bar counter to work on, view presentations or just watch countless tourist strolling along Berlins former wall. The choice of materials and contrasting colors is as diverse as the different scenarios, ranging from concrete flooring to glazed tiles, dark stained timber, patterned woven vinyl flooring, upholstered panels and handmade brass elements.
Design: Hülle & Fülle
Photography: Michael Mann