Spine Architects GmbH: Hopfenburg - best architects 12

Spine Architects GmbH


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interior work




Oliver Heissner


The name “Hopfenburg” has historical connections. It was here at the beginning of the 20th century that hops were stored and beer brewed. To meet the contemporary needs of the modern office block, it was necessary to gut the entire office space, resulting in a confrontation between the historical façade and the specific needs of the interior office space. The backbone of the whole project is the striking custom-made furniture. These distinctive structures are exceptionally inventive but also functional, and with their up-to-the-minute architectural design they provide a dynamic contrast to the historical building itself. With their special geometry, their convoluted forms and spatial details, these pieces of furniture extend throughout the entire length of the building’s open office space. The interior is equipped throughout with coved lighting that emphasises the floating element of the constructions.