take a journey in the ÖBB group HQ by innocad & united everything
take a journey in the ÖBB group HQ by innocad & united everything take a journey in the ÖBB group HQ by innocad & united everything
aug 27, 2015

take a journey in the ÖBB group HQ by innocad & united everything

take a journey in the ÖBB group HQ by innocad & united everything
all images courtesy of innocad architecture




austrian firm innocad, along with studio united everything, were given the honor of designing the interior of the ÖBB group headquarters in vienna. the collaborative concept draws and expands on the company’s corporate branding, and highlights the notions of mobility and travel throughout the architecture.

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hallway with intertwined curtains




the fundamental strategy behind ‘ÖBB headquarters’ is to exaggerate the communicative culture — especially spontaneous communication — that has come to dominate modern life. in doing so, the design takes on a fluid, open dynamic that allows employees freedom of movement throughout. however, the space also recognizes the need for privacy and concentration depending on the task at hand.


video courtesy of innocad




resulting from these ideas is a visibly defined, no-questions-asked interior with zones created specifically by task. spatial separation is covered by the headquarter’s main feature, a 3.6 km long, movable partition screen that spans all 23 of the building’s floors. printed on the translucent walls is a voyage that takes guests and employees on a virtual trip through austria’s countless landscapes. while moving from one floor to the next, viewers experience points of acceleration and deceleration, deepening the notion that they themselves are part of the journey. all graphical compositions were created by united everything.

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entrance to open workspaces

primary conference room

OBB group HQ innocad united everything designboom

eatery furnishings

restaurant area

OBB group HQ innocad united everything designboom
partition screen

communication area

meeting area

OBB group HQ innocad united everything designboom
screen floor concept breakdown



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edited by: nick brink | designboom 

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