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Corporate architecture beyond the obvious

OOS AG creates spaces on all scales Good architecture and good design can make a vital contribution to the effectiveness of brands, companies and institutions. Yet good design is not simply about looking good. Ideally, it also performs, converts, astonishes, arouses all senses and fulfils a purpose. TEXT: ELISABETH DOEHNE

OOS is in the business of purposeful design. The Zurich-based architecture and interior design firm specialises in corporate architecture and builds spaces and environments that create, establish and maintain an identity that resonates with clients and all its users. Driven by curiosity and creativity, they go beyond the obvious. OOS strive for innovation, added value and benefits for their customers – through planning spaces that

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embody a company’s culture on several dimensions. Because architecture surrounds everybody and everything, their approach is to consciously design intelligent and inspiring environments. “We create spaces on all scales, and design it comprehensively. Our team is made up of specialists in architecture, interior design, urban planning, scenography and branding. We transform the requirements, subjects and values of users and clients into a cus-

tomised spatial environment,” says the OOS management. Thinking with and for their clients The Swiss architects and design specialists Andreas Derrer and Christoph Kellenberger founded OOS in Zurich in December 2000. Both partners are members of the Management Board, which leads a team of 15 to 20 highly skilled and motivated architects. OOS’s open, airy and inspired studios in Zurich are the firm’s headquarters as