Cologne: 22.–25.10.2024 #ORGATEC

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Guided Tours

During guided themed tours, visitors were able to experience ORGATEC from the perspective of renowned architects, planners and other experts.

Hack the Office


  • individual self-determination
  • tool of self-empowerment
  • plastically changeable
  • adaptable & demand-oriented

There are many 'hacks' that make our living space in the office easier, simpler and more beautiful. How and with which instruments manufacturers react to these changes will be shown on this guided tour with the following thematic focus:

hack the interior:

  • Possible Activity Based Work.
  • Share desks when the culture is right.
  • Create places for rapid prototyping.
  • Create spaces for well being.
  • Create transitions between nature, inside and outside.
  • Possible work-sport balance. - delete as appropriate
  • Create playgrounds for adults.
  • Offer Instagrammable moments.

Guided by Jürgen Gaiser, Interior Designer and Partner, blocher partners, Stuttgart, Germany

Gathering inspiration for spatially pleasant working environments and innovative ideas for ecological and craft values

The endeavour to use primarily cheap and simple building products that can be manufactured industrially and serially is certainly no longer in keeping with the times.

Instead, a return to traditional craftsmanship and the use of valuable, ideally renewable or at least recyclable materials should be an important parameter in the implementation of sustainable architecture. The resource-saving use of materials is a partial aspect to be taken into account. In addition, a multifaceted composition of different space-creating components and a decided choice of furniture will be able to create an individual spatial diversity and atmosphere - without appearing wasteful and leaving sustainability-relevant aspects unconsidered.

Guided by Stefan Rappold, Partner, Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany

Between Digitalisation and Back to Normal

The guided tour focused on the newcomers to the market, who deal with digitalisation in construction and with long-established companies that perpetuate values and develop innovations at the same time.

Guided by Prof. Ruth Berktold, Owner, YES Architecture, Munich

Office House

The office as a trust-building space for communication and a sense of togetherness.

The boundaries between life, work and travel, between home office and office are becoming increasingly blurred. The office will be a space that offers added value to work.

And it will offer us and our value culture a home, full of possibilities that connect and inspire.

Guided by Sabrina Voeks, Creative Director and Partner, JOI Design Innenarchitekten A D joehnk + partner mbB, Hamburg, Germany

Culture in the Office

The workplace in its diversity!

What does a positive working atmosphere mean? Are there special characteristics for this?

Guided by Andreas Jacob, Associate and Martin Dierolf, Associate, brandherm+krumrey interior architecture, Cologne, Germany


Society-centred architecture: The next step after "user-centred architecture" and a response to the hyper-individualism of recent years and its consequences for our environment.

It is time for a change of perspective - away from the individual towards society. How do we create modern working environments in the future that remain sustainably attractive both internally and externally?

Places that have relevance beyond the workplace through their diversity of use could offer an answer.

Guided by Yvonne Hackh, Project Manager Interior Design, Scope Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany

Sustainable Materials and Products

Companies increasingly demand sustainable materials & products in the equipment of innovative working environments, that support your ESG strategy. As workspace consultants, we are in constant exchange about the innovations of manufacturers and strive to create comparability in terms of CO2 data and certificates especially in tenders.

Guided by Dr. Roman Wagner, Managing Director, W+P workspace consulting, Augsburg, Germany

Hybrid Workshops

It will become elementary for us in the office as well as for our projects/clients, that workshops work in a hybrid way for all participants. Everyone must have the feeling that they are equal participants in these interactive meeting formats.

For this, we workplace specialists must perfectly match the media technology with the room and the way of working.

Guided by Liane Ackermann, Managing Partner, Die Planstelle, Munich, Germany