‘kaffee partner headquarters’ by 3deluxe, osnabrück, germany image © emanuel raab all images courtesy of 3deluxe

german practice 3deluxe has recently completed the ‘kaffee partner headquarters’, a corporate complex for a coffee brewing machine company in osnabrück, germany. stacked layers of ribbon cantilevers create an aesthetic centerpiece to a U-shaped building, doubling to define the main functional offices. the flowing contours derive from the brands values of vitality and lightness while the predominantly white color is accented with natural hues found in their product, coffee. spanning 100 meters in length, the tripartite arrangement forms a 9,800 square meter structure. strips within the facade branch from the focal element, connecting the adjacent wings with support services for customers and employees. the undulating profiles become a relief of linear strips which border copper-pigmented metallic window frames.

assembled from 150 uniquely formed prefabricated concrete parts, the cantilevers each weigh approximately 6 tons. atop the seven stories of administrative areas, roof-top executive offices overlook the 10 hectare property surrounding the premises. custom furnishings and fittings also within the lounges and cafeteria mimic the exterior with curved profiles.

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters upward view of the cantilevered levels image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters administrative building image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters centrally located administrative building image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters undulating ribbon cantilevers image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters image © sascha jahnke

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters images © sascha jahnke

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters ribbons transition into a linear elevation of the customer support wing image © sascha jahnke

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters linear strips run across the facade image © sascha jahnke

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters facade detail image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters reception image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters desk image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters employee lounge image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters custom made furniture with coffee beans inside image © emanuel raab

3deluxe: kaffee partner headquarters illuminated at night image © emanuel raab

project info:

title of project: kaffee partner headquarters discipline: corporate architecture and design client: ost und koch immobilien gmbh location: kaffee-partner-allee 1, 49090 osnabrück, germany start of planning: july 2010 construction period: november 2010 – february 2012 completion: 02.03.2012 plot area: 111,000 m2 (first stage of construction 30,000 m2) expanse: 11,874 m2 (of that 5000 m2 offices, 5000 m2 logistics and workshop) enclosed space: 6,262 m3 costs: 11,200,000 EUR (1,003 EUR/m2 resp. 156 EUR/m3)