Onefootball HQ by TKEZ features turfed meeting rooms and running track

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Onefootball HQ by TKEZ features turfed meeting rooms and a running track

A three-lane running track weaves around this office for a football app company, by architects TKEZ, leading to goals for penalty shootouts during work breaks (+ slideshow).

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

The team at Munich-based TKEZ designed the 1,400-square-metre office for Onefootball inside a former factory building in Berlin's Prenzlauerberg area.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

"Our studio was approached by the Berlin-based firm Onefootball, which programs the world's most used football app and connects more than 14 million fans from all over the world, to design their new headquarters," said Tanjo Klöpper, founding partner at TKEZ.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

"Custom fit to the young firm's sporty spirit, we designed a work environment for 90 employees, fulfilling all the needs and requirements of a multi-functional contemporary office space."

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

Artificial turf was used to create the track through the circulation space from end to end of the L-shaped floor plan.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

The track leads from a lift in the centre of the office, where staff and visitors enter, and passes turfed meeting rooms partitioned with floor-to-ceiling glazing.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

Open desk areas run along both sides of the green strip, while goal posts are positioned at each end for practicing skills during breaks.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

An "arena" created by tiered seating, which is also covered in the fake grass, provides an open meeting space and a venue for screenings of important matches.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

More turf covers the wall behind the curved white reception desk, opposite a green locker room-style cabinet that displays signed football shirts.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

Exposed concrete columns and beams are accentuated by stark white surfaces and ceiling panels, while brickwork runs along a wall that joins the kitchen and the dining room.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

Diagrams depicting match tactics are marked out across areas of grey flooring in the dining area, where employees can play table football in front of a wall display of team scarves.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

The room is lit by large black pendant lamps shaped like upturned plant pots, adding to the natural light provided through a window that run along the walls that face into the building's courtyard.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects

Photography is by Benjamin A Monn.

Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects
Axonometric diagram – click for larger image
Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects
Floor plan – click for larger image
Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects
Sectional diagram of the arena – click for larger image
Onefootball HQ by TKEZ Architects
Sectional diagram of the office space – click for larger image