heycar is the somewhat different used car exchange. The team of the start-up founded in 2017 has set itself the goal of making the search for a new used car faster, easier and safer than ever before. That’s why you’ll only find the best vehicles at heycar: put through their paces by selected quality dealers, maximum 8 years old, less than 150,000 km mileage and with guarantee.
In 2018, minimum Projekt receives the order to develop a furnishing concept for the start-up initiated by Volkswagen Financial Services. Under the title “heyvillage”, the team develops a tailor-made multispace concept in the old Quelle department store in Berlin’s Wedding district. Based on a novel consulting and planning approach, 3,500 sqm of space, spread over 3 floors, will be used to create type-appropriate workplaces for around 250 employees. Already in November 2018 the first floor could be occupied. The project should be completed in 2019.
minimum develops the spatial concept in several layers around the central atrium. The sluice between the inner and outer zones forms a multifunctional, ceiling-high shelf structure that can be used on both sides. With black pipes and surfaces, the structure appears elegant despite its stately dimensions. In the base there are lockable compartments for the private objects of the employees. Above the lockers, the structure becomes airy and serves as a screen, support for whiteboards, plants or decorative exhibits.
In the outer ring, desktop workplaces, meeting rooms, telephone booths and the coffee lounge are arranged along the windows. A special highlight is the mobile arena. Four circular segments, each with three steps, serve as grandstands for presentations, unofficial meetings or for the joint film event. High-quality acoustic curtains can be used to visually and acoustically screen individual zones if required. Carpets with net structure and open ceilings with visible building services underline the identity of a digital company.
A coordinated colour concept ensures tranquillity in the area and sets luminous highlights in the network zones. The large-format tapeart is a privacy screen for the meeting booths and an emotional mission statement.
We congratulate on an unconventional design concept, thank the minimum team for the great cooperation and look forward to the further construction phases.