Austin, TX

Project Description

This U.S. headquarters for an international prosthetics and mobility company with worldwide headquarters in Germany occupies the top floor of a tenant office building in north Austin. Ottobock hoped to capture the laidback character of its new hometown while also maintaining direct ties to its German roots, celebrating its tradition of design and innovation. The design team proposed leaving the architecture of the base building in its raw state and looked to the organic forms at the foundation of Ottobock’s mission and history for inspiration: the human form of its products, the curved white facades of the Berlin office and its signature white mannequins. Flowing white surfaces became the focus.