For the premises of this international law firm in the Maximilianshof in Maximilianstrasse, a high-quality interior has been created with a generously sized client area with reception and conference rooms as well as offices, back-office and library. Just as with the design of the offices in the Bürkleinbau in 2007, the focus lies not only on the creative implementation of the corporate identity but also in the quality of execution.
The highest requirements in materiality and surface finish, lighting, colourful accents and the invisible integration of the media technology in the conference areas stand at the forefront.
Superbly finished wood for the reception desk in combination with matt and reflecting glass surfaces in warm, earthy colours, light wooden floorboards and red colour touches in the form of movable furnishing create exactly the right style of entrance for the reception area of the law office. In accordance with the special structural situation of the building – room-high truss girders carry the static loads of the listed vaulting in the storey below – the dynamics of the architecture is integrated in the creative implementation. Conference rooms of different sizes and with varying technical equipment plus a connecting boardroom for 30 persons can if required be separated by textile elements or combined optically by means of the filigree glass room dividers.
By means of meeting zones and a centrally placed filing system, the office spaces provide a wide range of communication areas for informal internal meetings, so that the individual offices can be largely kept free of storage facilities. The company library, kitchenettes, ancillary rooms and service facilities are integrated in the generously dimensioned office area.
Client: Latham & Watkins LLP
Task: Reception, conference rooms, workplaces/communication zones, library, lunchroom
Area: 2000 m2
Date of Completion: 2014
Landau + Kindelbacher