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LINC Learning + Innovation Center in Munich


With its 12,000m2 distributed over 7 floors, the LINC Learning + Innovation Center in Munich, Germany, stands as the first centre of such characteristics in Europe.

Steelcase, the multinational company that produces workspace furnishings, has devised this project with the aim of showing how to make the most of a space in such a way that it serves as a catalyst for learning, innovation and growth in the disruptive environment in which organisations find themselves today.

The three modules that make up the LINC were designed by an international team of experts, which includes the Henn architecture practice of Munich, Patrick Jouin and Manku Design of Paris and the Steelcase design team.

These are some of the spaces that configure it: the central Workcafé, an informal area in which the workers can interact, work or spend time on social relations, recovering their energy before heading back to work; the open-plan zone on the first floor occupied by the Steelcase executive team, with people moving around and constantly meeting, which prevents the senior managers from being isolated inside closed offices; the multiple informal spaces distributed around the entire centre; and the specialised classrooms that contribute to promoting collaborative and individual learning alike.

Cloud-based technology—enabled throughout the campus—allows participants to be included in the innovation processes, wherever they may be around the world. A virtual-reality route gives visitors a view of the development of products and gives them ideas for their own workspaces.


Brienner Str. 42
80333 München, Germany

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