After 15 years of successful growth, the Munich-based consultancy and architecture firm is now bundling its activities under a new joint brand
Munich, January 24, 2018. Consultancy and architecture firms conceptsued gmbh and Modal M GmbH – which specialise in the design and realisation of commercial properties and office spaces in Germany and abroad – have joined forces to form the CSMM brand. “Creating this shared CSMM branding puts us in a better position to utilise the synergies between our companies. We will also be presenting a single, consistent brand image to our customers – the developers and owners of commercial properties and the tenants and users of office and commercial space”, explains Timo Brehme, who founded conceptsued° and Modal M 15 years ago, and will now be heading up CSMM as one of four managing directors.

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Reply with new office design by conceptsued° in "NOVE by Citterio" in Munich and Europe
"A network of rooms that serves the local collective and pursues the global goal of showcasing and embodying corporate culture". This is how Reply tweeted its opinion of the increasingly important subject of office design. conceptsued° created a workplace strategy for Reply that is being rolled out across Europe – Please find more information in our press release

Flexible Office at the iafob annual conference
conceptsued° Managing Director Sven Bietau will be speaking at the "Flexible Office – Liberating Workspaces" conference about new rooms for new ways of working: The office is dead. Long live the office!

German Design Award for Allianz Global Digital Factory:
We are very proud to be "Winner" of the German Design Award for the Allianz Global Digital Factory – Please find more information in our press release

Expo Real: Podium discussion on Generation Z's workplace
“Are you working or are you musing: How Generation Z thinks about work, and what that means for the offices of the future“ – A representative of the office location MABP and an expert in working environments from conceptsued° will be talking to a representative of Generation Z at the exhibition about values, current trends and requirements for the commercial property market – press release

Allianz Global Digital Factory – Journey into the Future: Watch the Global Digital Factory teaser here
Press release: The five deadly sins when planning open-plan offices
Munich-based consultancy company conceptsued° explains why concepts for open space offices often fail, and how they can be made to succeed: press release

Professor Teunen: "Offices should be flooded with beauty“
conceptsued° and Modal M speak to Prof. Jan Teunen about the role of working environments in terms of the economy and society: interview with Professor Jan Teunen and Timo Brehme

Sony Music – Sound and form in Berlin
After already having been there for ten years, Sony Music has now extended its rental agreement at the Edison-Höfe in Berlin for another five years, and the office concept is being modernised by conceptsued – find more

German Design Award – Nomination for conceptsued°’s Allianz Global Digital Factory
We are happy to announce that we are nominated for this renowned award with our project Allianz Global Digital Factory – read more

Chancellor Angela Merkel inaugurates the Brainlab AG offices in Munich designed by conceptsued
Chancellor Angela Merkel inaugurates Brainlab AG's new head office at the former airport tower in Munich-Riem. Read more about Future Inaugurated

Europe’s largest aeroplane manufacturer is developing Light Riders, E-Aircraft and new manufacturing processes for air and space travel in Ottobrunn near Munich. This innovative power is also reflected in the working environments which conceptsued° designed and constructed for AIRBUS – more

Mercer Deutschland GmbH already sought advice from Timo Brehme, founder of conceptsued°, concerning the Frankfurt location in the Access Tower back in 2007. As their collaboration with the architecture firm proved so successful, MERCER has once again appointed the experts at conceptsued° in 2017 for the move to the – more

ZIA – the German property federation ZAI invites conceptsued° to speak at conference

The ZIA (Zentrale Immobilienwirtschaft – German Property Federation) is focusing on this question with its New Ways of Working platform. Managing Director Sven Bietau offers an insight into the latest trends and designs for innovative offices – more

The Future is Yours to Create
A new group of forward thinking, emerging interior design leaders who are committed to building a better industry of tomorrow like conceptsued's Dewi Schönbeck are invited to create solutions for the central question: How might we design environments that optimize the combined capabilities of people and machines?

materialPREIS – conceptsued nominated for the materialAWARD with the Allianz Global Digital Factory
This prize is awarded by raumPROBE for exceptional material development and material use as part of the materialPREIS architectural competition. conceptsued has been nominated for the materialPREIS 2017 for the creation of a highly agile, communicative and inspiring environment with the AGDF.

Raymond James is coming to Frankfurt – and partnering with conceptsued° as its consultant
Global M&A consulting firm Raymond James is set to open an office in Frankfurt in June. The firm has partnered with conceptsued° for advice on office design and assistance in its search for a suitable office space. The Frankfurt office will assume responsibility for small and medium-sized German business customers and private equity investors.

The Goethe-Institut in Moscow receives a makeover – conceptsued° wins competition
The Moscow branch of the German cultural association is based in the former embassy of the German Democratic Republic. The innovative proposal by conceptsued° won the competition to redesign the office interior. The new interior concept reflects the modern and open culture of this global institution. A distinctive guidance system – a striking design feature in itself – helps people find their way around the complex spacial structure.

Sustainability gaining in importance in office construction
Planning to protect resources, working to conserve energy: Munich-based consulting company conceptsued° and Modal M explain what planners and companies must focus on when building the sustainable offices of the future: press release

Allianz Global Digital Factory: conceptsued° creates new worlds for new ways of working
For Allianz conceptsued° consultants and architects build a hub for digital experts from all over the world in the Werksviertel, Munich’s hi-tech creative quarter. Design concept focuses on open spaces and islands of creativity, modern furniture design and innovative media technology: Press release

Trust versus control: seven trends in the office environment
Sven Bietau looks at seven trends that reveal what’s in store for the workplace of the future: Find here our press release.

ILG, leading partner for real estate investors, moves to new premises
The key factor behind the success of the new office space was the desire to create a tailor-made concept that would support the varied working methods of the departments within the ILG Group and improve internal ommunication.  conceptsued° worked closely with the company management to develop a range of office features, bringing them together in a modern architectural and design concept that is a clear reflection to the building’s visitors of the company culture and the high quality standards of the ILG funds.

New branch in the centre of Frankfurt am Main
conceptsued° and Modal M strengthen their national presence: Following the opening of their offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf and Vienna the Munich-based consultancy and planning firms opened a office on the light and airy first floor of the Junghof complex in Frankfurt am Main’s banking district.

THE LONG NIGHT OF ARCHTECTURE has been a great success! Here you find more information.

BRAINLAB at the Riem Tower
In early January, the 800 employees of Brainlab AG moved into their newly built premises, on the site of the former airport tower of Munich-Riem Airport. For more than 25 years, Brainlab has developed innovative software and hardware solutions for surgical and radiotherapy applications, supporting healthcare providers, doctors and patients in the fight against cancer and other diseases. conceptsued° provided consulting to Brainlab AG and supported the company in implementing its plans over a period of two years. We are proud to have played a crucial part in shaping the new, 19,000-square-metre office space. Messe München selected the project for The Long Night of Architecture while Bayerischer Rundfunk broadcast a feature on the The New Lease of Live for the Old Tower in its "Abendschau" news programme.

Sustainable filmmaking – conceptsued° in California
'Can filmmaking be sustainable?' – The Goethe-Institut in Los Angeles invited professionals to a creative industries' exchange with panel discussion. Usually in conjunction with 'green movie production' we talk about cinematography and shooting, but the major part of filmmaking takes place in offices and studios. The new office of conceptsued° and Modal M was presented as a good example for 'be green in any colour you like'.

WINX – conceptsued° enjoys success in Frankfurt
The global law firm DLA Piper is a key tenant of the new project development WINX – The Riverside Tower. Its Frankfurt branch occupies the top six floors. conceptsued° assisted the law firm with the rental process and planned the office design. Colleagues are now looking forward to the completion of the tower – one of the most exciting projects in Frankfurt Main – more

BILD newspaper presents Munich's best places to work
'Sony Music' and 'Virtual Identity' – not one but two of conceptsued's projects have been chosen for the Looking forward to going to the office today? article

DGNB creates new certification process and consults conceptsued
The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) is developing a new usage profile called INTERIORS for leased development and conversion projects. It is taking advantage of the market knowledge and practical experience of conceptsued. We are pleased to be involved in this pioneering project.

Werk 3 – working in the future
The consultancy companies conceptsued and Modal M have moved into larger offices in Munich. The premises, in a former factory building in the redeveloped 'Werksviertel' district, provided the office design specialists with the perfect platform for realising one of their own designs. They have come up with entirely new ways of working together effectively and harmoniously. The 'Werksviertel-Reporter' even described the office as a model for the future of real estate design: we are pleased with this tribute.

conceptsued° – sustainable in action
Knowing the environmental importance of the building, conceptsued advocated for a building and office culture which took the financial and creative points of view into account as well as equally considering the social and environmental protection aspects. In addition we are involved in the DGNB - German Sustainable Building Council [Deutschen Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen]. We have taken on the sponsorship for a large forest area in Canada. We also provide our customers with climate-neutral expansion in their office areas. Please find here our press release.

ATOSS Software AG signs up to Highrise One
In collaboration with the property consultancy firm NAI Apollo, conceptsued has successfully provided crucial support to ATOSS Software AG through tenant-specific and technical consultancy, layout planning and project management up to and including signing the tenancy agreement. ATOSS, with around 165 employees, plans to move into the 4,000 sq. m. rental space in Highrise One on the Rosenheimer Straße in January 2018. conceptsued is already assisting Epcos AG over a surface area of 9,200 sq. m. in Highrise One, a project development by Reis & Co. Real Estate München GmbH.

Corporate Real Estate Management – Crème de la CREM
Highly experienced architect and Managing Director Sven Bietau has added another academic string to his bow: As a Master of Corporate Real Estate Management, he can now offer services relating to management concepts in corporate property management as an additional facet of our portfolio.

Graf von Westphalen – relocates to Lenbach Gärten
conceptsued accompanied the law firm Graf von Westphalen on its move to a new office in the Munich Lenbach Gärten. As well as the integration consultation of the office concept, conceptsued was also responsible for the redesigning of the reception and client areas.

NERA – international and local in Berlin
Global company NERA Economic Consulting has relocated its Berlin base to a large, new office in the city, situated on Unter den Linden, on the corner of Friedrichstraße. conceptsued analysed the property, drew up new plans for the office space, developed the colour and material concept, sourced furniture and managed the negotiations for the new lease agreement in "Upper Eastside Berlin".

DLA Piper expands its base in Munich with relocation to Palais an der Oper
The global law firm, which enjoys an excellent reputation across the world, offers a comprehensive portfolio of legal counselling services to clients in more than 30 countries. DLA Piper has had offices in Munich since 2007, and has now moved its base from Isartorplatz to a new, larger space at Palais an der Oper, Maximilianstraße 2. The firm has rented office space totalling 4,000 square metres — representing the largest leasing transaction in the city centre of Munich over the past year. The conceptsued team advised the law firm on all aspects of the lease, supported the lessee's project management team, and designed the interior and furniture concept for the new workspaces, which can accommodate all employees.

Salesforce – Innovation moving into the Kontorhaus
A remarkable business location in every way is being constructed in south Arnulf Park: the Kontorhaus. Externally, there is a reference to classic industrial architecture; economically and environmentally, it is ahead of its time and has been DGNB-certified as a Green Building. None other than Salesforce - which Forbes named one of the most innovative companies of our time - is moving into its new location in one of the Kontorhaus towers. Salesforce revolutionized customer relationship management through software offered in Clouds, thus fundamentally changing the industry. conceptsued is redesigning the new room and office environments and advising Salesforce throughout the entire process, from selecting items to the lease contract, the development of the spaces as well as moving in.

A rousing celebration opened Virtual Identity's new offices, designed by conceptsued, in the Thalkirchen main train station.
The Munich office of Virtual Identity is moving away from the 'city-on-the-Isar' to the heritage train station depot, which has been restored and remodelled into office spaces. conceptsued designed a separate two-story structure inside the eight-metre high, brick hall. To improve work flows and optimise communication among staff, various meeting spots were created in the form of closed, open and semi-open work spaces. Now, creativity and discussion take place across two floors. Sliding glass doors and windows in the work zones open onto a central 'piazza' in the middle of the hall. At the head of the courtyard is a broad wooden staircase rising upwards that offers spacious steps for sitting and working with a Notebook. The walls of the building have been painted with a blackboard coating to create a giant surface for scribbling down messages, news and creative ideas. After all, even virtual creativity needs physical space.

Sony Music subsidiary Columbia Germany image film
Columbia Germany - a subsidiary label of Sony Music - presents itself with a corporate image film set in their new headquarter in Munich designed by conceptsued.

Brainlab celebrates 25 years of innovation
Brainlab has been developing and selling integrated systems for devices and software for surgery and radiotherapy for a quarter of a century. The company is now also revamping its work environment and the construction site at the Messeturm in Riem is in full progress. The Brainlab staff even introduced their therapeutic technology to the 90 construction site employees at a spectacular event. The new office space and furnishings concept is being developed by conceptsued. The innovative approach for staff collaboration is based on group and team spaces that can be used equally as laboratories or for projects and for conferences.

TenneT tests open office world
TenneT is the first cross-border operator of transmission networks in Europe. In order to meet the requirements of a modern office and the desires of the staff better, the company has now overcome limitations on interior spaces as well: with a new concept developed by conceptsued. Work landscapes replace the single and double offices on two floors. Staff was able to move into the new spaces at the beginning of June.

New Munich offices for BayernGrund
When it comes to acquiring and opening new premises, even specialists BayernGrund GmbH are using our expertise for their relocation within Munich. With their skills, conceptsued is helping in the search for new premises and supporting lease negotiations. They’ve also drawn up office floorplans, set out development standards and designed the furnishings. At present, conceptsued is helping with all outstanding issues leading up to the move and BayernGrund will be in their beautiful new offices in Munich-Giesing at the beginning of September.

mytheresa.com expand their Munich location
Getting prepared for the strong growth in the coming years the online luxury fashion retailer has expanded its corporate headquarters at the Einsteinring in Aschheim. The space and furniture concept as well as the interior architectural design in the new office spaces has been planned and realized by conceptsued for mytheresa.com.

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