When planning the 1800 sqm building, nothing was left to chance. This became clear to the guests during the tour through the new company building. In the basement there are the test laboratories with accompanying technology and work areas as well as the department for incoming and outgoing goods. The ground floor includes the offices and the expert’s reports department with workshop and photo lab. The upper floor has a big multi-purpose room that can be used for exhibitions and seminars as well.
Another major issue during planning was to create a feel-good atmosphere for the employees. This is achieved by the reasonable use of the materials wood, concrete, alu/steel and glass. The bicycle topic is omnipresent in all rooms, be it in form of pictures or bicycle exhibits of all types. The kitchen is both meeting point and break room for the team and has enough capacity to be also used for catering on the occasion of events.
All this was realized by using a few selected materials only and by pairing them with an intelligent energy management as well as the production of company-own electricity by means of photovoltaics. Example: The warm water supply and the heating are ensured by the waste heat from the compressed-air production (compressed air for the test stands) or, if necessary, by heat pumps.
All in all a showcase project: This is how sustainable company buildings can be built in a future-oriented way.