The vetroCUBE system stands freely on the surface and is self-sufficient, i.e. independent of the infrastructure of the building (e.g. ventilation). Due to the room-in-room construction, the thinker cell can occupy areas in the central zone that are suboptimal for setting up office workplaces. Conversely, the thinker cell keeps the valuable area along the facade free for workplaces. The resulting planning possibilities optimize communication and space efficiency spatially as well as organizationally and acoustically.
Supported by the open office structure, the space on the façade is used intensively. Open office space is certified to be suitable for communication. Direct visual relationships shorten many processes. It is precisely this argument that weighs particularly heavily in the age of communication. In addition, the demand for flexible use of office space is increasing. Whoever deals with the operation of office buildings knows the meaning of the word restructuring for spatial planning. Last but not least, high real estate costs and the resulting desire to make optimum use of available office space are stabilising the trend towards open space.
At the same time, the open office is acoustically problematic. It is considered loud and restless. Telephone calls are audible from afar. Conversations or even team meetings disturb neighboring employees. In addition, the trend towards buildings with active components must be taken into account. Acoustically activated areas are scarce here. The resulting longer reverberation times also cause unrest on the surface. The necessity to create retreat areas for longer conversations is obvious.
Here the space in space concept think tank, detached from the building, as a self-sufficient, free-standing construction is created. Only in this way can the room "move" at any time and thus do justice to pending restructuring. This is the only way that the thinker cell can be positioned at any point and does not have to be connected to the ventilation system (individual room control).
The high sound insulation of 37 dB can only be achieved with a closed room in room unit. Accordingly, the Denkerzelle has a ceiling element. According to the room in room principle, the think tank is equipped with an integrated ventilation system, a lighting system and ready-to-use electrification. Special attention must be paid to the acoustics in the thinking cell. It is important to consider the problems of small rooms and to integrate appropriate absorber surfaces. Optionally, the system can be equipped with a comfortable room cooling system. In the event that the thinker cell must not be screwed to the floor, we offer a system floor with additional possibilities for electrification.
The thinker cell is a decisive building block for upgrading an open space. The employees have access to retreat areas for intensive communication phases in the immediate vicinity of the workplace. The vetroCUBE system thus provides the spatial basis for the desired change between concentrated individual work and communication-oriented group work. Different areas of use are created on the office space. Young, team-oriented colleagues and older, experienced "lone fighters" find each other and/or their personal comfort and concentration areas.