Based on the notion of the “office of the future”, the Swisscom Business Campus offers an advanced professional working environment in the upcoming district of Zurich West. Aligned to the individual working methods of both employees as well as external business partners the campus houses a variety of individual co-creation zones: the generous, open office plan includes “hot desk” zones, retreat nooks, informal discussion rooms, think tank tech-driven spaces and a relaxation lounge. The design task of Holzer Kobler Architekturen entailed creating an inspiring atmosphere and devising intelligent solutions for the use of space and functional furniture. At the same time a new comprehensive corporate identity was to be designed and implemented in close cooperation with the client. Enabling interaction between people was a crucial aspects for Swisscom – hence flexible spaces were created which can be used for internal project work and as well as for external meetings and events.
Holzer Kobler Architekturen was formed in Zurich in 2004 by Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler; another studio was opened in Berlin in 2012. The office operates internationally, covering a broad spectrum of activities from urban planning to architecture, from scenography to exhibition curatorship. A multidisciplinary team comprising architects, designers, graphic artists and curators and the collaboration with a tightly knit network encompassing business, research and culture shapes its special approach to projects.