MorphoSys From static workplaces to an agile new-work environment PROJECT: MORPHOSYS AG LOCATION: Planegg, Munich GOAL: Recreating office space into an activity-based working environment CONCEPT AND TRANSFORMATION: smartvillage GmbH, Jutta Reidl InteriorDesign, IDI If everyone works at home or elsewhere, what is the point of having an office? That was the question raised by MorphoSys, when they were faced with almost deserted office spaces in 2020. While employees enjoyed working from home at the beginning of the pandemics, they meanwhile miss a change of scenery, interpersonal contacts, spontaneous exchanges, and collaborative projects on site from time to time. All this cannot be entirely replaced even by a well-functioning remote working culture. So, the office didn’t become irrelevant. In fact, it is becoming an essential component of a hybrid workplace strategy. However, the demands on the office have changed significantly and require more flexibility, focus on collaboration, and a feel-good atmosphere. That’s where we came into the game. Watch our project video From design planning to realization Our method Analysis of work requirements Development of a design concept with five activity-based working modules Reconstruction phase 1 Feedback and analysis of user behavior and satisfaction Reconstruction phase 2 Opening event Modules for different working settings Activity-based working gives people choices about how, when, and where they work. According to the nature of what they are doing, people need a variety of work settings supported by the right technology and culture. We have analyzed the ways of working at MorphoSys and derived 5 room modules – for an optimized working environment depending on the requirements. “Team Experience” module: Focus on team feeling and corporate culture (e.g. community kitchens) “Agile Workshop” module: Agile rooms with mobile furniture such as flipcharts, whiteboards, and co. “Hybrid Workshop” module: Rooms for hybrid meetings “Focus-Time” module: Zones with quiet seating for silent work, private 1:1 conversations, or personal exchanges in small groups “Escape” module: Temporary overflow space for short-term activities BEFORE THE TRANSFORMATION AFTER TRANSFORMATION More projects THE EVERGREEN CONCEPT Together with strong partners, we have launched an innovative, sustainable design and furnishing concept, that is challenging the status quo of work environments. HTC Waterfront in Finnland We created an innovative modern work environment in the middle of the HTC Waterfront business park. The goal: to create a hotspot for meetings, workshops, and collaboration and to increase the location’s attractiveness to tenants. Do you want to learn more about our projects? Contact the smartvillage team!