A Tour of Philips’ New Hamburg Headquarters
Philips is a global technology company that primarily focuses on electronics, healthcare and lighting products. In December 2015, the company opened a new German headquarters in Hamburg designed by Hamburg-based interior design firm Seel Bobsin Partner. The result is a modern workspace with creative themes and particular floors on an office space of 13.500m², arranged on six levels.
“Through the entire building SBP (Seel Bobsin Partner) generated an integral guideline in appearance of standard color-and themes codification. This conceptual stringend elements of color and subject are visible in every room. On the one hand it makes orientation easier for the employees and on the other it increases the identification with the employees sourroundings. The several floor themes are climaxed in the centralized “Break-out-Areas”. Part of the design process was the participation of the Philips employees; finding the topics for these areas, respective floor levels. The topics are typical Hamburg motives, which have been transfered and realized with humoristic parts and quotes. The designtheme reaches furthermore all the office working areas, because of the colours and motive selection, which has been continued with signs and graphics. Additionaly Philips has integrated extra zones such as the reception areas, the prestigious showroom together with a showkitchen and the inhouse Cafe “Philistro”. These areas are designed in a contemporary and representative manner. These areas underline the design-expertise of the Philips Company, says SBP
- Location: Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel, Germany
- Date completed: 2015
- Size: 145,312 square feet (13.500m²)
- Design and photos: Seel Bobsin Partner