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HPP Headquarters: Creative workshop with puristic floor design

noraplan® uni supports the New Work concept and emphasises the inspiring design

Working World 4.0 is smart, digitised, modern and mobile: The aim is to give employees as much freedom and self-development as possible. Interior design plays a key role in terms of performance, well-being and motivation. This was also the central guiding principle in the construction of the HPP headquarters in Düsseldorf’s Media Harbour. The offices of the international architecture firm, acquired in 2020, were designed according to the New Work principle as communicative work environments with open space areas, think tanks, flexible workplaces, interactive spaces and silent areas. A ground floor lounge offers space for events and functions, while employees can relax during their breaks in the green courtyard. The new five-storey building, providing office space for a total of around 200 workspaces in addition to living, dining and event spaces, looks monolithic from the outside with its dark grey facade, whereas the interior design features plenty of light, air and bright materials. “The design concept focuses on the workshop character ,” explains Anika Hülser, Head of Interior Design and Associate Partner at HPP. The open ceiling structure and exposed concrete columns allow a clear view of the technology and promote a creative, informal atmosphere. The single colour noraplan® uni rubber floor covering, which was laid in light grey throughout the entire building over around 3,300 square metres, blends seamlessly – in the truest sense of the word – into the modern industrial look with its matt surface. “noraplan® uni was laid without joints, making the surface appear as if it had been cast, and thus supporting the studio idea,” continues Hülser. The single colour rubber flooring is available in 20 colours, offers an impressive clear design and simple elegance and is ideal for furnishing prestigious office spaces. more

Modern concrete look – high comfort

“For many years now, we have been using nora® flooring in the most diverse projects – from the German Football Museum to universities and laboratory buildings – but in recent times increasingly in the office sector as well,” reports the interior designer. “With its puristic appearance, noraplan® uni matches the mineral substrates popular for industrial style, but offers significantly more ergonomic and acoustic advantages.” The permanently elastic rubber floor coverings are extremely soft to walk on and also reduce walking noise. Additionally, they are easy to clean and offer very good hygienic properties, which turns out to be beneficial in times of increased infections. “Rubber floor coverings are particularly suitable for modern office concepts, where a minimalistic look and monochrome surface appearance are requested due to the possibility of jointless installation,” says Frank Bähr, nora Market Segment Manager Industry & Office.

Contribution to building certification in accordance with DGNB

Thanks to their excellent material properties, nora® flooring also contributes to building certification – including the HPP headquarters certified DGNB Gold. Rubber floor coverings are free from PVC and phthalate plasticisers and contribute to good indoor air quality. They have no problematic ingredients, are easy to maintain and durable – so they also offer significant benefits in terms of life-cycle costs, which are also an integral part of the evaluation.

Timeless, comfortable, permanently prestigious and sustainable: Rubber flooring is the ideal surface for modern working environments in many respects.

Data and facts

Building HPP Headquarters, Düsseldorf
Architect HPP, Düsseldorf
Installation Year 2019
Photographer Ralph Richter
Client / architect HPP Architekten GmbH, Düsseldorf

Fußboden König GmbH, Olpe

noraplan® uni, colour 2454, approx. 3,300 m²


noraplan® uni

Rubber flooring one-coloured

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