Jansen, a leading company in the production of metal works and cladding for the construction industry, is located in the village of Oberriet in the Rhine valley, one of the most industrialised areas of Switzerland. Company management decided to put up a new building to create an area which would have a positive and productive effect on the creativity of the company's employees. Continuous care taken throughout the entire planning and construction phases to invest in human resources led to the creation of spaces on a human scale. The result was the formation of a series of areas that evoke the atmosphere of a town square. The project thus adopted the name of 'CAMPUS', suggestive of a place for production, sharing, learning and research.
In order to facilitate the fluid flow of daily working life, there are areas meant for collective use located close to the main elevators and stairs while the more intimate working areas are located away from the traffic. Public functions are distributed over the ground floor starting with the reception area. The open space for communications is on the second floor and the third floor hosts meeting rooms with a terrace and a view. Individual offices and more intimate working areas requiring greater privacy are distributed along a spiral and the upper floors house the offices of the managers. On the lower ground floor an area of about 1,000 square metres is devoted to archives, machining rooms and technological systems. The furnishings and artwork chosen to represent the complexity of the modern world with works of contemporary young artists play a fundamental part in completing the spaces. Indisputable protagonist, Cappellini supplied all the types of furnishings from the common areas to management offices, from creative rooms to the more traditional offices with Bird, Sunset and Lotus armchairs, desks and Simplon containers and Hi-Pad chairs. These unique internal areas are completed by a landscaping project for the surroundings which included the planting of 80 trees of 35 different species that have populated the Rhine valley for at least the last 200 years.