FURNITURE AWO

FURNITURE PLANNING FOR THE AWO SACHSEN
JAN WIESE ARCHITEKTEN
02.2019 (FINISHED PLANNING)

The Herbert-Wehner-Haus was completed by the end of 2019 by Jan Wiese Architekten (jwa.berlin). Three out of six floors were leased to the AWO Sachsen − the upper ones forming a two-storey office unit, with JWA being engaged for the interior design as well.

The main concept considered sliding doors to maximise space usage and guarantee barrier-free workplaces. Most surfaces were designed white to create a noticeable contrast with the exposed concrete of the roof and the screed floor. The surface of the front sliding doors is magnetic for the users to be able to use as a pin wall.

The Herbert-Wehner-Haus was completed by the end of 2019 by Jan Wiese Architekten (jwa.berlin). Three out of six floors were leased to the AWO Sachsen − the upper ones forming a two-storey office unit, with JWA being engaged for the interior design as well.

The main concept considered sliding doors to maximise space usage and guarantee barrier-free workplaces. Most surfaces were designed white to create a noticeable contrast with the exposed concrete of the roof and the screed floor. The surface of the sliding doors is, in part, magnetic, for the users to be able to use and personalise them when closed.

Ausführungsplanung of standard middle-height shelves, front view (left) and sections (right)

Ausführungsplanung of standard middle-height shelves, front view (up) and sections (down)

Accounting room (up) and meeting corner (down)

Multifunctional cabinet (up) and built-in kitchen with multifunctional cabinet, rear (down)

For the planning phase I was assigned with (Ausführungsplanung – LP5), furniture pieces had to be planned down to the millimetre. Joints to walls, roof and floor, overlapping sliding doors and integrated locks allowed only very small tolerances.

The furnishing included two built-in kitchens, one multifunctional cabinet with mobile elements, wall-like furniture with integrated sliding doors, floor-to-ceiling shelve rows, diverse middle-height shelves and even seat cushions and tables.

Accounting room (up) and meeting corner (down)

Multifunctional cabinet (up) and built-in kitchen with multifunctional cabinet, rear (down)

For the planning phase I was assigned with (Ausführungsplanung – LP5), furniture pieces had to be planned down to the millimetre. Joints to walls, roof and floor, overlapping sliding doors and integrated locks allowed only very small tolerances.

The furnishing included two built-in kitchens, one multifunctional cabinet with mobile elements, wall-like furniture with integrated sliding doors, floor-to-ceiling shelve rows, diverse middle-height shelves and even seat cushions and tables.

Front view of wall-like shelves with integrated sliding door

Ground plan