“Experience Microsoft in new ways” – with this aspiration Microsoft is opening new communication channels in the heart of Berlin.
On the boulevard Unter den Linden the first public Microsoft Centre worldwide was opened - a space for networking and discussion between customers, media, politics and society. Spread over 3.000 sqm on four floors the historically listed building houses high-level corporate spaces for clients, partners and employees.
The ground floor is dedicated to public communication with its café “The Digital Eatery” and a generous and flexible presentation area for event formats of up to 400 people. The upper floors are occupied by Microsoft’s internal working spaces.
An exclusive place to welcome political and corporate clients is the Briefing Center on the upper floor of the historical building complex: premium reception areas and a 360-degree showroom create presentation opportunities at the highest standard.
COORDINATION together with the Berlin agencies FTWild communication (overall concept and management of the project) and Art+Com (media technology) jointly developed the architectural concept and the complete interior design. Working closely with all involved partners and the client, this ambitious project was successfully designed, planned and executed in just eleven months.
Client: Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
Job: Idea, concept, planning and execution of the interior design, of loose furnishings and of the accessories
Extend: 3.000 sqm
Design: Jochen Gringmuth, Christian Skeide, Sonja Stadelmaier, Katrin Weiß
Project Management: Rebecca Hellbach
Team: Katrin Weiß, Isabelle Klinke, Christian Skeide, Jan Stauf, Daniel Nagurski, Ingo Strobel, Christoph Brautzsch, Sonja Stadelmaier
Partner: FTWild Kommunikation GmbH (Leadagentur)
Execution: ISG plc., Bernhard Twents GmbH
Lightning Engineer: Anne Boissel
Media Installations: ART+COM AG
Photos: Ulf Büschleb