The Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH), Upper Austria’s COMET K1 competence center for application-oriented research and development in the field of data science and software science, recently moved into the new offices at Business Campus One in Hagenberg. […]
Since the beginning of 1999, the SCCH had been rented in the Meierhof, a part of the software park Hagenberg, on several floors. Expansion, increased international orientation and more complex research projects also required more outsourcing employees, making a move to new, larger offices inevitable.
New working DNA on 1,700 square meters
The 1,700 square meter new home on two floors is located on the top two floors of the “Business Campus One”building in the software park Hagenberg. The BC1 as it is also called is a total of 10,000 square meters
large and designed as a high – tech security office building by Fahner GmbH. With the move to the high-end offices, a new working concept was also introduced: the revolutionary “Activity Based Working”. This modern working culture leaves employees plenty of freedom and thus promotes efficiency in innovation processes and networked working methods. Other hotspots in the office network include “co-working spaces”, lounges as attractive reception areas or workshop areas, “phoneboxes” for undisturbed telephone calls and video conferences or zones for constructive “out-of-the-box thinking”.
“We are developing rapidly from a research institute to a service-oriented research company. Our creed is openness, which manifests itself in the ‘Open Innovation Center’, which we have designed especially for interactions with our partners.”Markus Manz, CEO SCCH.
Acting internationally, with regional roots
Today, the SCCH is not only regarded as an important link between top – class basic and applied research and its practical implementation in industry. The SCCH is also becoming a strong, regional employer: Of the nearly 100 employees currently employed – and the trend is rising sharply-66 come from the Urfahr-Umgebung or Freistadt area. In total, employees from 16 nations find their jobs in the SCCH. They come from Brazil, India as well as Ukraine, just to name a few nations. A clear Statement for international diversity.
Visual statement on-and offline
The Linz advertising and creative agency “kest”, headed by Managing Director Walter Stromberger, rethought the visual and virtual appearance of the SCCH. The result is a cleverly chosen bright, self-confident green as the guiding color and a fresh kick in the corporate design. Combined with noble black and clear white, such as in the logo, it creates tension, dynamics, joy and curiosity in equal measure. The new color symbiosis, and aesthetic motives, progressive design elements, and a newly structured Sidemap delight on the completely redesigned Website (www.scch.at).
“We redefined the values of the SCCH brand and thus sharpened the character, the corners and edges of the competence center. This process led to the new branding, which also shapes the architecture.“ summarizes Walter stromberger.
Architect Veronika Müller, who is responsible for the design of the furnishings in addition to the open space concept, also took up this steep template at Spielraum. She works with interventions that follow the CI: dark floors and black / white contrasts, as well as individual color accents on the walls. “Architecture is an important part of a company’s corporate identity (CI). It was an exciting task to translate the requirements of the new CD into space offers that offer customers and employees an inspiring working environment and convey the company identity to the outside world.müller applauds the new CD.