A handful of seeds, a cultivated field, a rich harvest. Nothing against a little rural romance – but it is a bit dusty. Modern seeds have long been developed in hi-tech laboratories. Seeds are
also the specialty of KWS, a traditional, independent family company in its 6th generation. KWS started its journey to be amongst the world‘s top seed manufacturers from its headquarters in rural
Einbeck and is now opening a new office location – in the heart of Berlin. KWS has moved into the new office and commercial complex “Im Wirtschaftswunder” in the Schöneberg district. The
environment: an urbanity reflecting the breaks in the history of the city, rugged, formed, authentic, developing rapidly in its own rhythm. But how does a medium-sized seed company from the rural
Südniedersachsen fit into such a cauldron? 'Kinzo architects' designed the simple answer to this
contradiction: urbanity meets modern agriculture.
Injecting colour with 'parkour'
The modern working environment, which connects the KWS culture with the characteristic flair of the capital city, offers an entirely new range of options when it comes to types of work. The
result thereof spans five stories and is a combination of workspaces featuring an open design, several places for small and larger meetings as well as common areas..
Colourful and vibrant, the 'parkour' cupboard booths are adding interesting focal points to this modern working environment, provide
breakout spaces and lend structure to the open office layout. werner works 'basic cap' sideboards have been effectively used to create
zones around individual work spaces and provide extra storage space.
I am glad that all the colleagues in Berlin are now located in one central area. This also serves as a foundation for our future in Berlin.