INSPIRING AMBIANCE Innovative interior decoration in the interest of scientific research: at the CFEL, Brunner furniture excels in terms of functionality and design
At the newly constructed “Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL)” in Hamburg, scientists conduct cutting-edge research into the latest generation of radiation sources. The architectural concept of this circular building inspires the exchange of knowledge. In order to support this quality throughout the different areas of the building, the architects were looking for functional furniture featuring a design matching the architecture. Brunner, the Rheinau (Baden)-based contract furniture manufacturer, was able to provide them with their ideal solutions.
In the circular building located in the Hamburg Bahrenfeld neighbourhood, there’s ample room for farsighted perspectives, both in a spatial and in an intellectual sense. The CFEL was designed by the Stuttgart based architectural firm hammeskrause architekten bda. The architectural concept is based on the creation of rooms for communication, inspiring exchange of knowledge.
Brunner furniture matches the special CFEL architecture The central foyer is characteristic in terms of its special geometry: around a spherical triangle, office levels rotate, linked by bridge-like staircases. On the ground floor, seminar rooms, laser measuring rooms, and the cafeteria are grouped around the foyer and two atria. On the upper floors, working rooms and cubicles are grouped around open work spaces. “Space for communication is no redundant luxury but an essential part of a sustainable building concept”, says Markus Hammes of the Stuttgart-based architectural firm hammeskrause architekten bda. Accordingly, he and his colleagues were very discerning when it came to selecting the perfect furniture. The architects were looking for functional furniture for different areas, sporting a design matching the special CFEL architecture.
Ideal solutions along one consistent line With Brunner, they found ideal solutions, sporting a consistent line: noble white, with dark throughliner upholstery, that’s how fina sled-base chairs provide attractive seating in the seminar rooms. Meeting rooms and work spaces in the open zones are equipped with slim fina swivel chairs. Together with a circular series 3000 stand-up table, the delicate barstool fina bar creates a relaxed atmosphere at the meeting points.
Communication is a prime goal in the cafeteria as well. Inside, elegant white fina sled-base chairs combined with a straight version of series 3000 tables provide an atmosphere conducive to communication. Outside, futuristiclooking chair salsa extends its invitation to take a relaxed break.