The classical music label known the world over as Deutsche Grammophon has moved its head office from Hamburg to Berlin in the summer of 2011. Pott Architects were commissioned to create a custom-made interior for the company‘s new headquarters under the roof of its parent company Universal Music Deutschland.
Covering 1,500 square meters on the upper floor of Spreespeicher, the office gives individualists space to work in and presents the label in the light of both innovation and tradition. The light-filled spaces with its flexible, multifunctional areas of interaction and communication meet the functional requirements of Deutsche Grammophon.
The workstations are arranged along the façades while functional and service areas have been placed across the inner floor space. The various areas are outlined by open structures rather than conventional elements such as walls or ceilings. A central communication zone is used for informal meetings and flexible workstations. Here, too, the company‘s first one hundred years of success have been turned into an integral part of the architecture. Precious original scores, historic images and awards make the history of Deutsche Grammophon come alive for staff as well as guests.