____ BUILDING REQUIREMENTS __________________________________
- Functional and Economic Design of a Building
- Layout Planning & Space Allocation
- Room Book
- Project-Specific Requirements of Building Systems
- Preliminary Design and FF&E Design
The lack of subject-specific and scientific data, as well as a corresponding doctrine causes the room and interior planning process often to be subordinated, thereby leading to underestimated shortfalls. Contrary to the design of industrial buildings, hotels and restaurants are still planned from outside to inside. As a consequence, interdisciplinary interface problems are unavoidable. Wrong planning processes lead to substantial constraints that leave the operator with operational shortcomings. It is oftentimes underestimated that every single area, whether it is a guest room or back of house, represents a profit center that requires optimization. Furniture, comfort, as well as equipment are based on ergonomic measures and technical norms which require clearly defined space measurements. A one foot size discrepancy can determine whether the required equipment can be installed or not, or construction volume was wasted.
As a consequence of functional constraints, an asset’s potential performance could be limited due to higher operational costs, such as dispensable personnel expenses. Due to high functional requirements and their complex operating technology, hotels and catering facilities need to be planned from interior to exterior. We guide the preliminary and schematic design process with layout planning and space allocation as well as all parallel or preceding planning steps as the basis for decisions. Conflicts, delays, and deficiencies are detected and eliminated at an early stage. As the planning of interior and operational technology (kitchen design) require the same work steps, their associated expenses are incidental costs. Preceding the forenamed work steps, we will streamline the design process and allow efficient utilization of space and optimized operating costs.