Interior Design / Retail
Formwerk has been designing, planning and building shops and stores across Europe for over 21 years. Our retail expertise is one of the focal points of our interior department. Not only do we know a lot about store design and brand messages, we are also familiar with location requirements, development and approval processes, and the special conditions in putting retail strategies into practice.
Our team has the strength to implement standard rollouts and advises and supports brands in various areas of expansion planning, sales strategy and process optimisation. We also support exhibition and trade fair projects, interior fit-outs for offices and trade firms and develop new restaurant concepts. At the interface between design and technology, our goal is always an authentic design, and we believe that good design and cost optimisation are not mutually incompatible objectives.
We have proven our ability to manage the balancing act between attention to detail and punctual completion in more than 450 interior projects all over Europe.
Concepts and designFor retail, shop-in-shop solutions, showrooms, trade fair stands, office and commercial space, food courts and restaurants.
CoordinationDevelopment and management of fit-out projects, support for the marketing strategy, expansion planning and process optimisation, e.g. to enter new national markets or improve of operative and communicative workflows.
Planning, project development and implementationFrom shopfitting, conversion and fit-out projects (in all service phases of the HOAI [German regulations on architect and engineering fees])
Location analysisPreparation of a decision-making presentation for a project, including location inspection, pre-clarification of approval processes, project planning, service definition, initial cost estimation.
Architecture / Construction
Formwerk is breaking more and more new ground, applying its many years of expertise in coordinating fit-outs and construction management in particular on a larger scale. The interdisciplinary team works on projects from lessor fit-outs of shop areas and retail spaces to innovative, multi-floor timber structures. With its interdisciplinary approach and experience, Formwerk can act as a general planner and/or project manager, providing clients with tailored support in classic structural projects, as well as for renovation and extensive conversion work.
Everything we do focuses on the client and their expectations, which are coordinated and fleshed out in consultation with the architects and engineers. Together with specialist planners, Formwerk guides projects from the first draft to the approvable application. Planning projects and processes correctly is an important requirement; implementing them punctually is another great challenge, which we gladly accept. Transparent cost and schedule controlling, and the coordination of all trade groups involved in the construction by experienced site managers, help the respective project reach a successful conclusion, and this is precisely what clients have appreciated about Formwerk for many years.
Handling of all service phases in accordance with the HOAI
- Creative strategies that harmonise with the needs of the developer, the location and its history
- Urban planning concepts
- Draft planning and approval to fit-out planning
- Construction management, cost and schedule controlling
- Fulfilment of approval processes, construction management
- Building redevelopment, lessor fit-out of retail areas, conversion and refurbishment
Feasibility studies/due diligence
The long-term quality of a construction project will become apparent in its management later on. All of our know-how from the planning and establishment of the project is transferred into the area of support. Our range of services includes active and value-orientated structural and technical property management.
With broad operative management services, tailored to the respective property, we support our clients in infrastructure and technical management, maintenance services and special projects in all scales. This includes in particular, but not exclusively:
- Due diligence and status analysis
- Project/contract management (management and coordination of contracting partners and services)
- Maintenance/FM tendering
- Refitting/technical optimisation
- Fit-out, conversion and logistics services
- 24/7 help desk, emergency management and management of operative requirements
Formwerk is an interdisciplinary architecture and interior design office based in Berlin. Since 1996,
we have supported clients from the retail, catering and office expansion sectors all over Europe. Our
strength is the pooling of planning, implementation and maintenance skills.
For us, a project does not end once the keys are handed over; instead, we continue to support our clients by offering facility service for their properties. We are always one step ahead, and plan
architecture and interior design with longevity in mind.
Our team consists of architects, designers, interior designers and facility managers, who work as an
interdisciplinary team in international markets. Every one of us has our own specialist area, and together we develop tailored solutions for our clients.
We accompany our clients through all service phases, with transparency and intensivecommunication forming the basis for our work. Our commitment to ensuring effective project management is just as important as our high design standards.