Parker Hannifin, Etoy
|Builder||Parker Hannifin, Etoy (CH)|
|Architect||Burckhardt + Partner, Lausanne|
|Partition systems||2000, 2300, 3400|
|Door systems||Solid doors|
Parker Hannifin, the global leader in control technologies, has impressive new corporate headquarters in Etoy on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Elegance combined with a high quality interior finish are the hallmarks of this administrative building, which is to serve as a platform for sharing information and for Europe-wide in-house training.
The workstations are installed in individual offices along the facades, as well as in open-space areas in the central zone. The System 3400 all-glass partition walls provide a great sense of transparency, while the wood surfaces on the doors create a warm atmosphere. The conference and training rooms were fitted with the double-glazed partition systems 2000 and 2300.
Built-in electric blinds assure the necessary discretion. All the office spaces were designed by the architects to be modular, to provide flexibility for adapting to future needs. Rounding out the concept are sideboards and shelves which can be slotted into the vertical insertion cavities in the partition walls (mullions with built-in suspension systems)