We wanted the organisation to serve the human and not the human to serve the organisation.



An old con­sul­tant rule says you should dress for the job you want, rather than the job you have. This rule also applies to our space. Our lounge is not gea­red to cur­rent needs, but reflects our visi­on of a modern working world. Eschewing tra­di­tio­nal work-life balan­ce and ushe­ring in a new era of work-life inte­gra­ti­on: the line bet­ween work and leisu­re disap­pears, as does the clas­sic nine-to-five indu­stry jobs. The free­dom of the digi­tal bohemi­an cafes, for which Ber­lin was known. The infor­mal, open, crea­ti­ve work atmo­s­phe­re is mode­led after cafes like the espres­so­lounge, Cof­fee Cult or Bar­co­mis on Berg­mann­stra­ße. Our lar­ge com­mu­ni­ty table in the cen­ter of the room invi­tes you to sha­re a meal or a spon­ta­neous dis­cus­sion toge­ther.

The spa­cious lounge is an important state­ment: mtc as an orga­ni­za­ti­on is the­re for the peop­le, for the employees, it’s part­ners and it’s custo­mers.


A used, rebuilt Wega was found by our friend Gre­gor at Caf­fé e Ricam­bio. The idea comes from our friends at Eden­s­pie­ker­mann. At Erik’s we have seen that one can pro­vi­de a pro­per espres­so machi­ne in the office, ins­te­ad of the usu­al Nes­pres­so or Juras . The collec­tive pre­pa­ra­ti­on is expe­ri­ence in its­elf, ser­ving as an ice­brea­ker to help and shor­ten small talk con­cer­ning the wea­ther dra­ma­ti­cal­ly.

Peop­le meet in our orga­ni­za­ti­on during the mind­ful pre­pa­ra­ti­on of a cof­fee. The­re are con­nec­tions and con­ver­sa­ti­ons that extend beyond work. Chan­ges, deve­lop­ments and the asso­cia­ted worries and joys can be expres­sed and sha­red as well. A cof­fee befo­re or after the mee­ting or after lunch shows hospi­ta­li­ty and ser­vice.


Light crea­tes the space around us. Only light is capa­ble of making the envi­ron­ment visi­ble to us. In our for­mer pia­no fac­to­ry, we have adhe­red to the old indu­stri­al style light design and thus crea­ted a warm and open atmo­s­phe­re. This goes far beyond func­tio­n­al design as every detail of every lamp, pot and light have been care­ful­ly cho­sen, rep­li­ca­ted and instal­led. The warm, res­trai­ned ligh­ting never com­pe­tes with our screens. On the con­tra­ry, the inten­si­ty is deli­be­r­a­te­ly mild and discreet.


get away from work


First comes the why, fol­lo­wed by the how and what. Our Dojo is a mee­ting room like all others. It is a space which con­scious­ly breaks the clas­sic work pat­tern. It takes on a dif­fe­rent cul­tu­re and the­re­fo­re questi­ons our func­tio­n­ing. If we are not clear about why we are doing som­e­thing and what the mea­ning and moti­ves of our actions are, we often stay far below our pos­si­bi­li­ties. The dojo should give us access to the why and be a clear sym­bol of our search for it.


EAs one is streng­the­ned, ever­yo­ne is free. What you do right here, too. One must first remo­ve their socks in order to not dama­ge the Tata­mi mat. Be it medi­ta­ti­on, yoga, kara­te or sim­ply lying down: Ever­y­thing is per­mit­ted as long as it is kept in one’s best inten­ti­ons. Dis­cus­sions have a dif­fe­rent inten­si­ty in this mind­ful envi­ron­ment. Through this space we want to remain mobi­le and modest.


In this space we deli­be­r­a­te­ly made sure that wood could be used in its most natu­ral sta­te. The bench loca­ted under the light shaft gains its real beau­ty through its imper­fect­ness. By making mis­ta­kes we learn and grow and remain modest. Our fear vanis­hes and our con­fi­dence grows.



The first impres­si­on is a lasting one. The­re­fo­re, the recep­ti­on is seen as the cen­tral point at mtc whe­re we wel­co­me col­leagues and visi­tors ali­ke. A fresh bou­quet of flowers is deli­ve­r­ed every Mon­day and greets you at the recep­ti­on desk. The flowers are a wel­co­me to ever­yo­ne and bring a smi­le to the faces of tho­se who catch sight of them.


Our lar­gest room is a cowor­king space of 400 squa­re meters. This dyna­mic space can be divi­ded or rear­ran­ged, allo­wing us to accom­mo­da­te con­fe­ren­ces and events with ease.


The silent por­ter in the ent­ran­ce hall pays homage to our office’s histo­ry. It reminds us of the peop­le who worked in the­se rooms befo­re us. The ground floor once ser­ved as a wood yard for the pia­no fac­to­ry which occu­pied the floors above. At one time even fresh milk was sold here!




In our new rooms, we sup­port various types of mee­tings: for­mal mee­tings, such as mee­tings, work­shops, indi­vi­du­al or group mee­tings, for which we have set up qui­te “nor­mal” mee­ting rooms. The walls are pro­vi­ded with a spe­cial white­board lac­quer so that we can lea­ve about notes and sket­ches so that we could com­ple­te­ly do without the usu­al white pla­stic frames. In the next office, only glass sur­faces remain.

Being together

Mee­tings are often held in adja­cent cafes for a chan­ge of sce­ne­ry and a bre­ath of fresh air. Infor­mal mee­tings often take place in our lounge, in the sea­ting cor­ner, at the com­mu­ni­ty table or the cof­fee bar. The home­ma­de espres­so or cap­puc­ci­no ser­ve as an intro­duc­tion or ice­brea­ker in more dif­fi­cult mee­tings.


The way we shape our col­la­bo­ra­ti­on allows us to come to agree­ments rather than fol­low inst­ruc­tions. The­se agree­ments are seen as the result of mee­tings and are the bin­ding deci­si­ons which form the basis of our pro­duc­tivi­ty. We con­scious­ly keep the space free and open to new ide­as, brain­stor­ming and inspi­ra­ti­on, which in turn fosters chan­ge.