Office Refurbishment

Location: Zurich

Task: Design, Design Document, Construction Document and Implementation

Collaboration: Aebischer & Bovigny, Lausanne


MACH was contracted to install new offices at Brandschenkenstrasse in Zurich for Helvetica Property Management. As a native Norwegian, the company founder grew up surrounded by Scandinavian design, hence the objective was to marry these design aesthetics with Swiss details.

The arrival zone is furnished with several mobile benches. The open space can be used for lectures, as a waiting area, or as a meeting space, depending on need. It can also be separated from the rest of the office with an acoustic curtain.

In the center of the space are the meeting rooms, which are acoustically separated with large glass panels and can be further privatized with a curtain.

All workstations are height-adjustable and create room clusters, each with two tables. This overarching structure generates visual tranquility. Integrated textile elements have a positive effect on the acoustics of the room. The different carpet colors create a division between lounge and circulation zones.

The property is characterized by a long bay window, under which MACH integrated a long bench. This creates an additional lounge area that can be used by all employees. MACH designed all tables and benches specifically for this project. The furniture can be ordered through MACH.

All workplaces are designed to be height-adjustable and are therefore integrated into room clamps, each of which combines two tables and forms a superordinate structure.

The property is characterized by a long bay window, in which we have integrated a long bench to enable all employees to use this prominent room as a lounge - a democratic intention. All tables and benches were designed for this project and can be ordered from MACH.

This structure generates not only optical tranquility but also acoustic tranquility through the integrated textile elements. The carpet also has an ordering effect, with its different colours dividing the zones between calm and busy.