atai Life Sciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the treatment of mental health disorders. Their research on alternative therapies is in the field of psychedelic drugs. The company has offices in London, New York, Boston and San Diego.
We were commissioned to design their new headquarters in Berlin-Mitte. The aim was to create a working atmosphere that is focused on well-being in order to enhance the physical comfort of the employees. Therefore, a great deal of effort went into perfecting the room acoustics and creating a gentle lighting concept. Soft colours were combined with natural materials, such as wood and stone. Numerous plants throughout the space help to filter the air and also provide a visual contrast with the warm, earthy colour palette. As a result, the interior design embodies the company’s attitude towards its employees and their work.
The office is designed with many different workspaces to fit today’s needs: meeting rooms and comfortable phone cabins for physical and virtual meetings; flexible workspaces with height-adjustable desks; a coffee-shop-like area for informal meetings, a quick chat, or as an alternative to a full day at a desk; and a spacious and inviting social area with an open kitchenette for get-togethers and events.