Gothaer Versicherung, HQGo agile: next level workspace

With a new spatial concept, bkp has laid the foundation for Gothaer’s future agile work structures. The innovative and multifunctional working environment promotes the interaction of the employees and turns Gothaer’s company slogan “go agile” into a spatial experience. The open structure of the rooms offers individual and group workspaces as well as several “active corners”. The design of these special zones is inspired by nature and makes it possible to work between lush green meadows and hills or at lofty heights above the clouds.

The use of natural materials like wood and full-surface wallpapers, which allow the eye to wander into the distance, promote the employee’s mental well-being and let them enter another world. Thus, there are no limits to creativity, inspiration and interaction. For private meetings these areas can visually and acoustically be separated by printed curtains, which match the nature theme from the wallpaper designs. The workspaces offer height adjustable desks for ergonomic working and can be zoned by flexible dividing walls. These interactive and mobile walls are part of the acoustic concept and can also be used as whiteboards or room dividers. Therefore, depending on one’s needs, it is possible to work privately or to communicate and interact with colleagues.


For active work breaks bkp has designed a Coffee point in the typical design of Cologne’s famous kiosk culture. The “Trinkhalle” functions as the new meeting place. With its colourful bonbon-lamps, a graffiti wall, a neon sign and cozy lounge chairs the room invites for spontaneous conversations and relaxed coffee breaks. A striped awning, colored tiles and employee coat racks in the design of beverage fridges further underline the relaxed kiosk atmosphere. Colourful candy boxes on the wall provide space for snacks that, in proper style, can be eaten on bar stools at the long counter. Thus, a visit to the “Trinkhalle” is a real change from the daily work routine and a successful break for in between.

The new Gothaer multi space: Local connectivity meets innovative working environments. Let's go agile!.

Completion: June 2019

Scope of services: Change management, interior architecture + general planning workphase 1 - 8

Size: 2000 qm

In the middle of nature


Curtains printed with nature motives visually and acoustically separate the project areas, thus creating a relaxed environment for undisturbed meetings and interactive project work.


The new meeting point: Trinkhalle


The new Coffeepoint in the design of the Cologne's famous kiosks is the new favorite place for a little break in between. Neon letters, a grafitti wall and comfortable armchairs invite you to linger, small talk and enjoy a coffee. Typical Cologne style!



Gothaer Versicherung


Gothaer Allee 1
50969 Cologne




Heiner Kolde
Eva Boss
Doris Büttner
Kathrin Manert
Vanessa Busemann
Moritz Stein
Linda Haupt


© Ralph Richter