Swiss Life’s ‘Cocoon’ Office – Zurich
Camenzind Evolution is officially 3/3 on creating wonderful office spaces. The first two were Google’s Zurich and Stockholm locations, and this time they have another hit with Swiss Life‘s ‘Cocoon’ – located in Zurich, Switzerland. This office is not only pleasing to look at from the outside, but is an excellent example of how good design can create a very usable interior space.
Instead of packing employees into small cubicles, this Swiss Life location is filled with large offices and work areas that allow employees to work both independently and together. One of the many fabulous features are the glass walls that offer visual openness alongside audible privacy. The fact that every office has a huge exterior window gives so much natural light you might wonder if they even need lamps. The views of beautiful Zurich can’t hurt morale either. The Cocoon was also designed to eliminate barriers of communication between the various inhabitants.
With the large open atrium and spiraling pathway, it is difficult to know how many floors the Cocoon houses. is it only one? Or do you count the number of elevator stops? While they don’t have many of the frills other offices we’ve shown offer, it is probably better in the long run to work in a well-designed and pleasing atmosphere.
Design: Evolution Design