zeb Offices – Munich

  • Client zeb,
  • size 6,700 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Munich, Germany,
  • Industry Consulting / Business Services,
  • Evolution Design has developed a new workplace concept for the financial consultant zeb which has been implemented at their office in Munich, Germany.

    The new workplace concept has also been implemented in Zurich and Berlin and will be expanded to additional offices in Central and Eastern Europe.

    The new workplace concept was developed in an interactive co-creation process together with a team of zeb employees. In these co-creation workshops the functional and communication requirements were analysed and a new work environment concept was formulated. A special focus was placed on the zeb culture and in particular on the zeb identity, values, motivation and the way in which they differ from their competitors.

    The resulting workplace concept developed by Evolution Design is an activity-based work
    environment that divided the office into four separate zones, each with its own function:
    There is a library-style Quiet Area for activities that require focus and concentration. Another
    area is the Homezone, which incorporates all permanent workstations for secretarial staff, as
    well as individual offices, which can be used by all zeb employees. The Meet & Exchange
    zone provides space for meetings and videoconferences and also includes spaces for team
    project work and phone booths for calls requiring privacy. And finally, the Smart Connect
    zone, which is a multi-functional area, suitable for a wide range of activities: here employees
    can meet, collaborate, exchange ideas, work, or simply have a coffee in a relaxed

    The look & feel design of the space reflects the zeb identity by creating a young, fresh and
    industrial yet down to earth atmosphere. An original shipping container, which houses parts
    of the meet & exchange rooms, represents the creative workshop-style approach, which is an
    important part of the zeb culture.

    Design: Evolution Design
    Photography: Peter Würmli