Munich RE

Johannesburg / Rosebank

Trend was appointed on the design & build for this flagship office. Spread across 2 floors with an emphasis on collaboration. The design will be the global standard going forward

Trend was tasked with developing a flexible working spatial layout whereby each department could be placed a ‘neighbourhood’. Each neighbourhood would be in close proximity to a collaborative area as well as to semi-formal meeting rooms. The second floor accommodated a ‘back-of-house’ setting while 50% of the third floor accommodated a client-facing experience, including various sized meeting rooms as well as a 14 seater boardroom along the north westerly side of the building.

The interior design can be described as tranquil with a modern touch. The look and feel is light, bright and modern incorporating a large amount of greenery. A neutral colour palette has been created through the use of concrete and warm colour tones, contrasted with pops of colour in the furniture and décor items.

Warm timber textures and patterns can be seen throughout each floor in elements such as furniture, fittings and planters. Nature-inspired patterns in floor rugs, muted geometric wallpapers and carefully curated artworks add a subtle but lively touch in select places. All this creates a calm yet inviting setting for open collaboration.