Lindner’s FLEXup OptiSpace at raumprobe in Stuttgart
On 2 July, Lindner invited to an architecture event on the topic “Open Space becomes FLEXup OptiSpace” at raumprobe Stuttgart, Germany. The agenda included three lectures on office planning.
The lectures followed the introduction of the Lindner Group by Josef Albrecht, Business Unit Manager at Lindner: In the course of the claim to know the past, understand the present and shape the future, their beginning was a comparison of the Schmincke house from 1932 and the project “Living in the Park” from Quest Architects in 2019 by Gregor Kamps, Division Manager Workplace Strategy, GiB Gesellschaft für innovative Bautechnologie.
He continued with the question of how to look at open-plan offices in a contemporary manner: the demand for open, team-oriented, communicative and flexible spaces remains unchanged, while the pandemic is adding new requirements such as hygiene and distance rules. Lindner solutions such as LinShields, floor-to-ceiling glass partitions and absorbers can for example reduce the spread of the pathogens. With the FLEXup OptiSpace concept, hygiene measures are already taken into account when planning the areas. The focus is on a stimulating, efficiency-optimised and fulfilling work environment as well as the economic use of the space.
The second lecture on the topic "Measurements of the actual use of space using sensors and development of a key figure based on the OEE model" by Magdalena Scheuer, Sales Manager Workplace Strategy, GiB Gesellschaft für innovative Bautechnologie, also dealt with the latter. Advantages of this method are the lack of vacant space due to occupancy measurement, the associated increase in efficiency and a forecast of the use of space through predictive analysis using machine learning/big data.
Finally, Markus Schwämmlein, Managing Director of the architecture office Gellink + Schwämmlein, dealt with current office landscapes using the example of the automotive industry. Due to the current situation, the number of participants has been reduced to 50 people. As there were significantly more interested parties, the lecture was also broadcasted online.