Zurich, 5th July 2019 – The specialists for commercial and user-oriented architecture Mint Architecture have moved to Zurich West. True to its general pledge in all projects to “love this place” the architectural office has now created a dynamic and inspiring workplace and meeting place for its own 60 employees.
“Our new workplace in Zurich West marks a further important milestone in the history of our architectural office and means that the user-oriented approach in the development of architectural projects can now also be experienced in our own premises”, said Peter Roth, CEO of Mint Architecture, to mark the opening of the new office. The basis for the new use and design concept was delivered by the employees themselves. With the help of tools developed by Mint Architecture the functional parameters of the world of work were drawn up by interdisciplinary teams with representatives from a wide range of specialist areas including architects and interior designers, designers, market analysts, and real estate economists, etc. and the overall space was subdivided into a series of working and recreational typologies on the basis of “activity-based working” and “health and wellbeing”. These typologies offer high levels of flexibility and transparency and encourage cooperative work in collaborative networks while also meeting the demand for privacy and offering opportunities to be alone.
Spaces for activity, meeting, and retreat
Mint Architecture’s new world of work puts an end to rigidly assigned workspaces and promotes working in collaborative networks and processes. Newly integrated typologies open up opportunities for co-working, meeting, sharing, and withdrawing. To this end, the employees are presented with a wide variety of workspaces in which the heights of desks are ergonomically adjustable and they can choose whether to work sitting down or standing up, in teams or as undisturbed as possible ‒ as, for example, in the darkened focus room with its warm lighting concept. The entire open and inviting meeting space encourages colleagues to engage in formal and informal discussions and includes an arena for customer and employee presentations.
The 900 m2 workplace is located on Förrlibuckstraße, just four doors away from the equally new offices of ATP Zurich. Together, the two strong architecture partners are seeking to address the challenges facing the sector and to apply their complementary skills to challenging construction projects.