Combining laboratory and aesthetics

Modern working methods mean new demands on laboratories

Not so long ago, laboratories had to be practical and functional. Accordingly, laboratory equipment and interior design were designed to meet precisely these requirements. But times are changing. We know that satisfied employees do better work and that the working environment has an important influence on employee satisfaction.

For this reason, interior designers are increasingly being consulted, even when it comes to the new construction or conversion of laboratory space - or even experts on the subject of New Work and collaboration. This involves transferring findings from the office context to work in the laboratory, resulting in corresponding concepts for laboratory design.

However, laboratory design is complex and these experts often lack knowledge of the specifics of laboratory technology or experience in laboratory design and operation. This often leads to unrealistic ideas for the actual design. Because not everything that looks good is also compatible with later use as a laboratory.

Infraserv Höchst lab planners work closely with fellow architects

As an experienced laboratory operator, Infraserv Höchst knows that functionality should not be neglected in a production environment. Nevertheless, we are always open to new ideas, which is why we like to work not only with our own architects, but also, at the client's request, with their external architectural offices. After all, we want to plan and implement the laboratory that best meets the customer's ideas and expectations.

The different points of view are very enriching for everyone involved. They allow the architecture firms and New Work experts to work out more specifically what is needed to achieve the desired effect. For example, is the lounge furniture in the laboratory necessary for employee satisfaction or can well-being also be achieved through alternative areas for informal exchanges? This is where interesting ideas and insights often arise.

As laboratory experts, we also benefit from the exchange and friction with internal and external experts. We are constantly getting ideas on what is happening in the field of architecture and employee collaboration and how this can be implemented in the office environment. We learn a lot of new things from these impulses and can rethink the approaches and processes in the laboratory. This knowledge then also flows into future laboratory design.

For successful collaboration in the planning process, it is important to maintain an open approach instead of directly blocking new ideas. This allows the laboratory to develop further. And the customer can continue to implement the new building or conversion and at the same time be sure that the end result will be an optimally functioning laboratory.

The diverse world of lab design and our stories

Get to know the possibilities of laboratory design at Infraserv. Not just in general and theoretical terms, but with concrete examples from our day-to-day design work. That's what we offer you with our weekly story series - look forward to 20 insights that could be relevant to you.

1. Involve employees

Would you like to involve your employees in the design process? Infraserv offers lab design workshops to involve employees.

2. Combining laboratory and esthetics

Can I combine lab and aesthetics? Modern working methods mean new demands on laboratories.

3. Working efficiently in the lab

Do you want to optimize circulation in your new lab? We can help you reorganize your lab structure.

4. Guard rails for laboratory architecture

Laboratory expertise and implementation experience - Infraserv architects support clients with laboratory rules of the game.

5. Change to the flexible shared lab

How can I convince my employees to use the new lab? Infraserv offers change managers.

6. Workshop on knowledge transfer

How can I benefit from my employees' knowledge? Infraserv offers a workshop to map the company's own processes.