Continental has selected architectural expert Henn’s design for its new headquarters in Hannover, Germany. A panel of 10 judges comprising representatives from Conti and the city council, alongside other experts, assessed 13 different designs as part of a competition – and chose Henn’s from a shortlist of three finalists. Companies from across the world took part, including KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, Frankfurt am Main, and gmp International, Hamburg.
“The design from architecture firm Henn symbolizes and promotes the culture of innovation and networking at Continental from an outstanding architectural perspective. It meets our demand for agile, flexible and interconnected collaboration throughout the entire organization. We were particularly impressed by the opportunities presented by the variable design of the interior. We envisage workplace concepts that enable our employees to both concentrate fully on their work and continually develop and apply their creativity and openness,” said CEO Dr Elmar Degenhart.
The design shows three buildings to the south of the site and four to the north. The buildings all have different geometric styles and each plot has its own parking garage. A bridge concept that links all parts of the building provides space for creativity and the exchange of knowledge and provides a platform for spontaneous and free communication throughout the campus. The outdoor area built over various levels provides a smooth transition to public spaces. Open-air zones at different elevations provide opportunities for sport and recreation.
Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2018; all employees should be relocated by 2021.
June 7, 2017