The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology works on research and development in the field of production technology for the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors.
They focus on the development of intelligent production systems for the manufacturing of car bodies and powertrain components.
The Fraunhofer Institute was looking for an institutional seating solution for its central auditorium that fulfilled the requirements of a modern lecture hall. The basic concept was to combine design and function to create an architecturally inspiring whole.
Haworth has a proud array of public seating case studies which prove our competence in this field, and the client found the DSC Axis 9000 product features equally convincing.
- 1 lecture hall
- 180 institutional seats
- DSC Axis 9000
msp Architekten, Gesellschaft für Bauplanung mbH
Christian Matzke, Jürgen Sauter, Dresden
Interior Planning: msp Architekten, Gesellschaft für Bauplanung mbH
The new VR-Technikum building (Virtual Reality Technology) integrates an innovative solution both for research and education.
180 seats are fixed in 10 rows and divided by one main aisle in the middle as well as an aisle on each side (9 seats per row). The seat and back upholstery helps optimise acoustics.
The DSC Axis 9000 seats flip up to ensure easy access along the row, and each chair is equipped with a folding table. The combination of colour and material is designed to harmonise with the room, creating a positive environment for concentration and effective learning.