SAP Österreich Offices – Vienna

The design of SAP Österreich in Vienna looks to establish a "Central Park" feel to ensure a healthier work environment and defy the norms of traditional tech company offices.

  • Client SAP,
  • size 96,875 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Vienna, Austria,
  • Industry Hardware / Software Development,
  • INNOCAD architecture has realized the design for the offices of software company giant, SAP, located in Vienna, Austria.

    The strategic design of this project is a creative push towards a healthier working environment, both physically and psychologically, as density and structure are eased by reflection on the organic and the use of natural objects. Since plants aren’t often incorporated into tech firm offices, the design looks to establish a “Central Park” in order to defy this notion. The park is a democratic offering, making itself available to everyone and providing a variety of amenities. Lounges, kitchen areas, coffee bars, meeting and thinking rooms are just a few of the functional offerings in the park. Just steps away from every work station, it offers an open alternative to the density and ordered grid of individual desk stations along the exterior walls. The space also encourages employees to periodically detach from their singular workstations in favor of more collaboration, as seclusion can be common amongst tech employees. A meeting room dedicated to the office’s Viennese context and a cafeteria open to visitors also favor conversation over separation. Focus rooms spaced periodically throughout the open workplace zones allow manageable group sizes the chance to converse. Overall, there is a distinct focus on a healthier workspace through biophilic interventions, as well as the encouragement of collaboration with a multitude of communal spaces.

    DesignINNOCAD architecture
    Design Team: Oliver Kupfner, Martin Lesjak, Jörg Kindermann, Harald Glanz, Michal Kniaz
    PhotographyPaul Ott