Itten+Brechbühl AG Bern / Switzerland


Weave Radiant Textile panels, installed on office ceilings, covered in Casa Alu.
Soft Cells panels by Kvadrat Acoustics, installed in the auditorium on walls and ceilings, covered in Ginger


On the grid
Located in Givisiez’s industrial zone in Switzerland, the Scott headquarters features Weave Textile Radiant Panels, created in collaboration between Soft Cells PARC, a Price company. The building integrates Weave panels and Soft Cells panels into a flexible grid system, developed by the architects for maximum flexibility.

Weave Radiant Textile Panels - which incorporate water pipes to control thermal comfort - provide energy-efficient control over cooling, heating and acoustic quality. They are installed on ceilings across four floors.

The Weave Radiant Textile Panels integrate a diagonal luminaire. This feature reflects the design language of the sun-controlled aluminium facade.

In the auditorium, an acoustic solution comprising Soft Cells panels by Kvadrat Acoustics are mounted directly onto walls and ceilings. Speakers, motion detectors, and vents that provide fresh air are concealed inside the acoustic panels while sprinklers remain visible.

The ceiling system comprising the acoustic panels is customised according to drawings created by Itten+Brechbühl architects. All panels provide easy access in the ceiling/walls. Weave panels in the office spaces are mounted with torsion spring system. For all acoustic Soft Cells panels in the auditorium, a magnet system is used.

At the headquarters, a central atrium serves as a hub. The cafeteria, restaurant and showroom are on the ground floor. On the four upper floors, offices laid out to promote lively collaboration are designed in natural and classic tones. Focus areas are on hand for concentrated work.

Characterised by dynamic contrasts and an abundance of natural light, the building has been recognised with the BIM 2017 Gold ARC Award. In addition, it is nominated for the German Design Award 2021.


Imagery by Simon Ricklin