Pfizer is the world's largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical company. The corporate headquarters are located in New York, with major research and development locations across the United States, England and Germany.
For 150 years Pfizer has stood for successful research and the development of modern pharmaceuticals. Approximately 13,000 scientists work on their innovative medicine worldwide.
In 2007, Pfizer earned $48.4 billion in revenue and invested $8.1 billion in research and development.
Pfizer Germany has moved its HQ from Karlsruhe to Berlin (700km). Prior to the move, the building in Berlin was renovated following the results of the "Office 21" project which involved experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (Stuttgart).
Work processes were analysed through interviews and an "open space" concept was developed. The employees were used to closed offices until then. During the whole process they were closely involved to make this move successful.
- 500 workstations plus seating
- Open space office
- Team and project rooms
The goal was to provide better support for work processes and communication.
Pfizer aimed to streamline efficiency between the departments and teams with the new layout. The locations of the departments follow the work process of the company. Team and project rooms are easy to rearrange into temporary group areas.
- System 55
Architect: M Moser Associates, London, UK
Interior planning: KOP Real Estate Solutions, Weinstadt, Germany
Sales Partner: GRAEF GmbH, Berlin, Germany
The central elements of the "open space" are ergonomically styled individual work stations using the Hexagon desk system. These are positioned along the windows and enhanced with acoustic noise dampening solutions. The system is complimented with the C3 mobile storage range, which offer flexible storage for individual work documents. Each employee has his own workstation.
Each floor also offers lounge and communication areas.