Project: CMS Hasche Sigle,
Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB, Frankfurt a. Main
Sector: Solicitors, tax advisers
Areas: Individual offices, combined office zones
Office furniture: basic cap
Architecture: Christoph Mäckler Architekten, Frankfurt a. Main
Planning & execution: Lengfeld & Wilisch Architekten PartG mbB, Darmstadt
Specialist retailer: designfunktion Frankfurt
Photographer: Thomas Eicken Fotografie, Fischbach bei Dahn
Working in Frankfurt couldn’t be more beautiful. The newly planned MainTor Panorama by Christoph Mäckler is located directly on the River Main and in the immediate vicinity of the Old Town. Together with the National Tower, the 17-storey building forms a gateway to the banking district. The international law firm CMS Hasche Sigle chose this location for its Frankfurt domicile. This is the second time they have commissioned the Darmstadt office of Lengfeld & Wilisch Architekten to plan and design the new office space for more than 250 lawyers and employees.
The ground floor houses the CMS cafeteria with outdoor seating and a view of the Main, next to the building’s lobby. These ‘public’ zones are visible from the outside and create a sense of transparency and openness. The layout of the 9 standard floors has been optimised with respect to the international processes of the law firm and uses a mix of individual offices, combined office zones and open group workstations to respond to the different requirements and activities in a law firm.
The high-quality staff lounges are furnished to a high standard, e.g. by using white oiled oak planks and line raster graphics, and create a focused and pleasant working environment.
Sideboards from the basic cap product line are used to archive documents in the central zones of the combined offices and also provide a platform for communication. Floor-to-ceiling basic S shelving systems designed to meet current storage requirements were precisely tailored to the individual office sizes.