The new Joseph Rädlinger head office
The newly built head office of the Joseph Rädlinger construction company can be found in the old merchant town of Cham, in Bavaria, surrounded by mysterious forests and lush, green meadows. By merging the office complex with the neighbouring building, the old Windischberg monastery, a highly functional and inspiring workplace has been created with all mod cons that provides employees of this family-run company with an exceptional sense of wellbeing. The aim was to create a harmonious architectural ensemble, preserving the natural character of the former monastery and incorporating its charm into the design of the new office space. The two buildings stand side by side as equals, showcasing the very best aspects of the New Work concept: open, light-flooded office spaces offer divine views of the picturesque surroundings. A gym that includes a yoga room is the perfect antidote to desk work, while open-plan kitchenettes and meeting islands encourage staff to interact and swap ideas. In addition to openness and a vision for new ideas, environmental responsibility is also enshrined within the company’s philosophy. Sustainability, one of the company’s priorities, was also a key focus during this project. All of the materials used in the build are ecological and durable, with the architects from Berschneider + Berschneider opting for many of Thonet’s timeless, made-to-last pieces in their plans for furnishing the monastery, conference rooms and offices. Thonet furniture makes a significant contribution to the sense of wellbeing that the space provides.