Launching into the future: new media building sets standards
The new FUNKE Media Office, occupying some 32,000 m², is one of Germany’s most advanced media properties.
combine assisted the FUNKE MEDIA GROUP in the process of realizing the media property of the future. Some 1,200 employees work at the new FUNKE Media Office, which offers more than just the ideal environment for creative work as a group; the media property’s structures also create new working environments that reflect the rapid pace of the changes taking place in the business sector and across society as a whole.
We are delighted to have been able to advise the FUNKE MEDIA GROUP from the early phase of project initiation, including all planning processes, the design of the new working environments right through to relocation management.
Nadim Aldach, Partner at combine Consulting and Project Coordinator for the FUNKE Media Office
Realization of the Funke Media Office
The new property, occupying 32,000 m², is a company headquarters that enables efficient, flexible workflows and smooth communication. The company moved into the FUNKE Media Office in early 2019. The new property enables efficient, flexible workflows and smooth communication. In keeping with the goal of creating one of the most advanced headquarters in Germany’s media sector, FUNKE also wants to accommodate the increasingly stringent requirements that apply to modern working environments.
THE MEDIA OFFICE FROM ABOVE: A 285-METER-LONG, CLEARLY AND ELEGANTLY POSITIONED BUILDING COMPLEX WITH A CYLINDRICAL SILVER MEDIA TOWER EMBLAZONED WITH GERMANY’S LARGEST NEWS SCREEN.
Offices flooded with light, modular concepts featuring open structures and places of refuge offer the ideal setting for creative journalism. The new building (designed by AllesWirdGut architecture, Vienna) is now home to the editorial departments of Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) and Neue Ruhr/Neue Rhein Zeitung (NRZ), along with supporting departments, including sales, finance, and marketing.
An environment that allows for creative journalism and forward-looking work
To meet the needs of future users, combine assisted the media group with developing use and operation concepts for editorial and news desk space and for special spaces such as conference and event venues and provided support with change management and relocation management.
MEETING ROOM DISPLAY TO SHOW CURRENT BOOKINGS AND FOR AD-HOC BOOKING BY TOUCHSCREEN
OCCUPANCY PLANNING FOR ONE FLOOR OF THE PROPERTY
SNAPSHOTS OF CONSTRUCTION SITE TOURS AND MOVE-IN
Images: Jakob Studnar, FUNKE Foto Services