TOG launches office alternative in Frankfurt
TOG (The Office Group) and dMFK Architects launch Oper46, Frankfurt’s newest flexible workspace that offers an alternative to the conventional office
Flexible working has been the name of the game for many in recent years; a shift only accelerated by the ongoing pandemic. Now, Frankfurt has got a brand new flexible workspace courtesy of TOG (The Office Group) and dMFK Architects. The office experts launch this month Oper46, the first co-working space for TOG in the German city – and one of Europe’s key financial hubs.
Spread across six floors and some 6,700 sq m, the building, set in the cultural and financial heart of Frankfurt, on Opernplatz, has been carefully designed to cater both for the present and future. Focusing on a design-led, high quality environment the space has been made with crafted materials and a warm and tactile feel that avoids corporate cliches. The idea, the architects explain, is to be able to offer an ‘alternative’ to the standard office space, right in the centre of town.
‘Frankfurt is a sophisticated and dynamic city – it’s buzzing with activity and has an entrepreneurial attitude. Here in the beating heart of the metropolis, business meets culture,’ says TOG head of design Nasim Köerting. ‘In order to capture a look and feel that would sit well within Frankfurt, we collaborated with dMFK architects to design this new flexible work space, Oper46. They have been involved in numerous TOG buildings before and have proven that they are great at designing elegant, sophisticated yet energising office spaces.’
This is not the first project where TOG has collaborated with architects dMFK. York House, the flexible workspace specialist’s largest venue so far was also masterminded by the same architecture studio – and that’s not the only location in their portfolio either. The practice’s expertise in the field has proven valuable in transforming one more existing building – in this case, an early 2000s standard office building – into a dynamic, contemporary hub for creativity and business. §