competitionline, Berlin

Frizz23, situated in Friedrichstra├če right in the middle of Berlin, is a location for the creative economy, education and temporary accommodation. competitionline is one of the most well-known internet platforms for architects, and it too has moved into new rooms in the building. Although the employees now have a little less floor space than before, the quality of their new working environment is significantly better. "People are really enthusiastic about the building's rough industrial charm: the high ceilings, the smooth concrete, screed and glass surfaces," say Tanja Ptacek and Dirk Bonnkirch from competitionline, who each played a major role in supervising the move. Being a "communicative company", they also thought about the acoustic situation in the rooms and consulted experts at an early stage. Nimbus Lighting Pads have been suspended from the ceiling as part of the acoustic concept. These efficient sound-absorbers also provide brilliant light. With their felt-like feel and striking colours in cool shades of grey and blue, they act as a natural-looking counterpart to the mainly smooth surfaces in the interior. Their design is reprised in the Nimbus luminaires, which, in aesthetic terms, speak the same language and provide the appropriate lighting situation for a wide range of different work zones.

Project data

  • Builder: competitionline Verlags GmbH, Berlin
  • Planning: competitionline Verlags GmbH, Berlin
  • Realisation: 2019
  • Photographer: Koy+Winkel, Berlin