Architects 3deluxe have completed a corporate headquarters in Osnabrück, Germany for Kaffee Partners, a leading supplier of commercially used coffee brewing machines. The design unites the aesthetic impact of a sculptural architectural object with the efficient functionality of commercial buildings. The concept for the administration tract integrated the logistics hall and workshop in the building complex.
The flowing forms of elements hanging in front of the façade seek to express the vitality, lightness, and power of innovation which Kaffee Partner defines as its corporate values. The colour concept for the architecture and interior design of the new headquarters combines white as the main colour with near-natural hues from the world of coffee and this too seeks to create an holistic image of the company.
The new Kaffee Partner corporate headquarters represents a contemporary working environment for the approximately 300 employees of the medium-sized company. Curved ribbons on the façade, made of 150 individually fabricated white concrete elements, merge the three buildings of the headquarters into a harmonious ensemble. Their fluid outlines are visually dynamic and conceal the orthogonal grid of the concrete skeleton construction. Other than the façade design for the entire ensemble and the architecture of the administration and customer service wing, 3deluxe also planned parts of the interior finish. The executive suite in the penthouse and the semi-public forum could be equipped with custom-made furniture and high-end fittings that continue the architectural language.