Detecon Moves Into New Headquarters in Cologne Bayenwerft
The management and technology consultancy Detecon is setting innovative standards for new working environments in its new headquarters at Bayenwerft 12–14 in Cologne, which was officially opened during a house-warming ceremony in the presence of many employees and the mayor of Cologne, Dr. Ralf Heinen.
- Moving from Sternengasse to Bayenwerft
- New working world facilitates agile work while conserving resources
- Digital lab landscape for co-innovation and creativity processes
- 5G campus network for innovative use cases planned for the second half of the year
Cologne, 9 May 2022. The management and technology consultancy Detecon is setting innovative standards for new working environments in its new headquarters at Bayenwerft 12–14 in Cologne, which was officially opened during a house-warming ceremony in the presence of many employees and the mayor of Cologne, Dr. Ralf Heinen, on 6 May 2022. The management consultancy, a member of the Telekom corporation and subsidiary of T-Systems, supports clients in Germany and internationally across all business and industrial sectors during their digital transformation processes.
Detecon took advantage of the move from Sternengasse in Cologne to Bayenwerft at the Rheinauhafen as an opportunity to build open, creative working worlds that combine the benefits of places like “office” and “home” and facilitate agile working methods that conserve resources for the digital age.
The interior design of the spaces was developed in collaboration with the “freeters,” a team of artists. Acting within the sense of activity-based working, employees themselves choose the location that is best suited to their current task. The innovative facility technology and room concepts have been realized and implemented with the support of Deutsche Telekom’s GSUS Real Estate Management.
The fourth floor now consists entirely of various labs that provide ideal environments for co-innovation, learning, and creativity processes. A digital lab for extended reality (metaverse) provides a showroom for digital use cases and is a branch of the Detecon Engineering Center in Berlin. Moreover, Detecon is planning to set up its own 5G campus network in the building; the facility will be an opportunity to demonstrate deployment scenarios of real-time applications and innovative use cases. In addition, opportunities for breaks and mindfulness complete the new working world.
Detecon CEO Ralf Pichler emphasized: “Our core idea is to increase quality while at the same time conserving resources. During the move, for instance, we reused everything as much as possible, in some cases with a redesign that enhanced value.” Moreover, the consequences of the pandemic played a major role: “This hybrid working world had to be molded successfully as the new normal after the coronavirus experience. We have created spaces that provide us with high-quality technical support — for virtual collaboration, for example — but that also always inspire us to question everything and to think one step further in our growth strategy,” explained Ralf Pichler.