New Work x circular construction – sustainable office concepts at the GEFMA Day

18/08/2022Lindner NewsGreen Building

For the sixth time, the GEFMA Lounge Bavaria organized a central professional and expert event for the facility management sector and real estate industry on July 28, 2022. In addition to the main topic "New Work", an additional focus was placed on the aspect of inclusion. Lindner was also a guest at the corporate headquarters of Giesecke+Devrient in Munich, which provided the venue for the event.

What is meant by "New Work"?

With the new-work concept, aspects of globalisation and digitalisation are taken up with regard to the design and organisation of workplaces. New Work concepts thus strive for a new way of working in which the concept of work is interpreted differently and priorities are redefined: This is intended to support not only the creativity and productivity of employees, but also the economy and efficient use of space in the company. The new workplaces should be able to adapt to people's needs and thus increase the flexibility of working environments.

The GEFMA Day Bavaria

In a two-track event format, there were numerous specialist presentations on the topic area of "New Work" as well as some presentations from companies such as Steelcase, NEXT fmRobotics or Essentry. In addition, a guided tour of the recently created working worlds of Giesecke+Devrient was offered: In this way, some implementation possibilities of the New Work idea could also be immediately examined in practice. Among the speakers at the 13 specialist presentations at the GEFMA Day were Lindner experts Gregor Kamps and Marcel Gröpler, who gave the audience an understanding of the future of office concepts under the presentation title "New Work ‘Design for Disassembly‘ as one of the key strategies for circular building". The joint lecture was concluded with a lively and intensive discussion, which once again made the relevance of the topic clear.

Agile, sustainable and circular: Lindner's product portfolio

With the aid of practice-oriented methods, Lindner works together with the customer, architect and building user to develop an individual room concept entirely in line with their requirements. In addition to modern design, the focus is also on functionality such as acoustics, room climate and much more. Agile room-in-room systems such as the Lindner FLEXShell are a flagship for the implementation of new-work concepts: the individually configurable room systems allow spatial adaptation to changing needs and thus offer maximum flexibility. In addition, circular system products such as the prepared floor systems LOOP, LOOP prime and LOOP aurum as well as further circular products e.g. from the product management of luminaires, partition and ceiling systems provide an extra portion of sustainability in interior design. As a result of circular construction, it is possible to think in terms of closed material cycles and products can be recycled, reprocessed, reused or further used in another building at the end of their service life.

Find out more about circular construction and Workplace Innovation at Lindner now!