Scandit HQ, Zürich CH, 2022
Scandit is no longer a start-up but a scale-up with hundreds of employees worldwide. The ETH spin-off company, which focuses on scanning with smart devices, needs a new headquarters for its current 200+ employees in Zurich.
In the new Athmos commercial building in Zurich West, we designed an internal campus world for Scandit in hall-like spaces that can respond flexibly to the dynamically changing needs of the growing team. The rental space of over 4000 m2 extends over 3 floors. A gallery cube on the first floor zones the large space into three areas. A ceiling cut-out will allow an internal, direct connection to the first floor in the future.
The planning process began shortly before the first lockdown and launched a rethink within the organization regarding work processes and work environment requirements.
For an IT company, attractive premises are an important advantage in the competition for highly qualified employees. Accordingly, the requirements were high and a large variety of different working environments were planned: Work areas for focused and concentrated work, room zones for communicative work such as telephoning and videocalling, individual offices, teamwork and meeting rooms in various sizes, acoustically separated boxes for undisturbed conversations, meeting niches, separate sanitary facilities for showering, a semi-publicly accessible cafeteria, another cafteria, two reception areas with lockers, several workshop spaces, a customer experience center, a quiet room as well as a flexibly usable meeting place for the 200+ employees.
Client Scandit AG
Project Data Area 4000 m²
Time 2020 – 2022
Team Tommi Mäkynen, Mirjam Niemeyer, Pablo Aumente, Sevim Yıldız, Zofia Józefowicz, Katia Ageeva, Olympia Georgoudaki, Michelle Soares
Collaborator Anderegg und Partner (Construction management and site supervision)