With a focus on conception, strategy and design, SOMAA develops simple and impressive solutions to complex construction and design projects of varying types and sizes, from the master plan to detailed interior work. Their portfolio includes architecture, interior design and temporary installations in the living, working, education and culture, hotels and catering, sales and presentation sectors and healthcare. In addition to designing new buildings, the architects' office has also been extensively involved with construction on historic buildings for several years.
Office & Workspace
Feeling good is an efficiency factor. On average, we spend at least a third of our time at work. That alone is reason enough for SOMAA to think intensively about the working environment with its clients. A precise analysis of the work processes and the identity of our customers forms the basis of user-specific planning. On this basis, groundbreaking and identity-creating building and interior concepts are created that meet the requirements of a future-proof work environment.
Sales & Presentation
Customers buy experiences instead of products today. Shops and trade fair booths are not only places of consumption, but also places of social interaction. More than ever they are places of communication—between different customers as well as between brands and other customers. The more diverse the market becomes the more companies need to clearly position themselves and their products, create and sell experiences, and thereby ensure long-term customer loyalty. SOMAA designs shops and trade fair booths with unique recognition value. To ensure that you will be remembered.
Hotel & Catering
Hotels, restaurants and bars are the most intimate public spaces. What was once the inn has evolved into an accommodation and catering industry. Today, operators are faced with the challenge of positioning themselves by means of unique selling points. Uniqueness and authenticity characterize SOMAA's designs for hotels, bars and restaurants. Our places invite people to enjoy the moment. Places that awaken memories and stimulate the imagination. Places that will be talked about long after the visit is over.
Education & Culture
Public buildings have the task of creating identity and operating sustainably. Winston Churchill's well-known quote "First we shape our buildings, then they shape us" contains a deep truth. Educational and cultural buildings have a direct educational mission, even more so than other buildings. Aesthetics is a fundamental right in places of culture and education. SOMAA designs adequately distinct, identity-creating and timeless buildings that take a stand and are not arbitrary. Within economic guidelines, flexibility and multi-functionality create sustainable added value that enables users to adopt their buildings and identify with them.
For us, designing and building apartments, private homes, and multi-family residential buildings is architecture of human needs. Perhaps architecture's most profane task is also its main discipline: residential architecture. Taking into account the interactions between the individual and the community—from the smallest social nucleus, the family, to designing built individuality and community in multi-family houses and residential complexes. Our goal is a sustainable, contemporary, and authentic design, while also taking economic feasability into account and the contractors’s individual needs and preferences—from the design to the realization of the project. Renovation and new construction to existing buildings also plays a central role in our work and supports our office values of achieving sustainable solutions whin the built environment. SOMAA leverages many years of experience with renovation and historic preservation.