Office areas for Simmons + Simmons in Düsseldorf

Relaxed integrity

Simmons + Simmons is an international law firm with a focus on selected industry sectors. Its Düsseldorf office is prominently located in the KÖ-Bogen, an iconic building ensemble designed by star architect Daniel Libeskind. To meet the evolving demands of workspaces, the public areas of the law firm were restructured. On the 1,900 square metres of office space, brandherm + krumrey designed an open-plan concept that allows a flexible and agile use, providing numerous opportunities for interaction and communication.

As a major international law firm, Simmons + Simmons cultivates a personal and familiar work atmosphere. The redesign of the public areas caters to the associated need for exchange. Seamless transitions between the different areas provide places for meetings, impromptu gatherings or small group discussions. The entrance area welcomes visitors with a Wait + Work zone, which includes not only the reception desk but also a cosy seating area with armchairs and a generous upholstered bench. The circulation zones towards the individual offices have been enhanced with a Work Café, offering flexible groups of tables that provide space for breaks or an alternative workspace to the desk. The central eyecatcher in the redesigned office areas is the curved Library with semi-circular shelves for legal literature and a likewise curved reading counter. In addition, there’s an employee lounge and a spacious rooftop terrace with comfortable outdoor furniture for informal conversations or community events. The overall design tone is one of relaxed professionalism. The colour and material concept reinforces this impression with subdued shades of green and blue, along with a combination of glass and metal surfaces, plenty of textiles and natural wood. The result is an ambiance that conveys both openness and discreet quality.

RA Simmons + Simmmons



Lindner Architekten (Ausführung)/ABW Architekten (Projektsteuerung)

Project team
Susanne Brandherm, Oliver Schau, Janina Jaekel, Livia Chan

Joachim Grothus

Sustainability aspects

Building in existing contexts
Conversion, modernisation and upgrading of existing office spaces, reuse of existing building resources

People in the rooms
Needs-based planning after exchange with the users, promotion of well-being and identification, creation of different work situations both indoors and outdoors

Spatial quality
Design for all senses, ventilation concept, natural lighting and restrained lighting concept, measures to improve room acoustics, pleasant colour scheme

Material selection
Natural woods (oak) and woven textiles, carpeting with a high percentage of recycled materials

Floor plan