2012-07-16 Tönnies Headquarters
An innovative building for the new headquarters of the Tönnies Group of Companies
Designed by ATP Frankfurt, the new headquarters of the Tönnies Group, one of Germany’s largest food suppliers, based in Rheda-Wiedenbrück in Nordrhein-Westfalen, is notable for its clear, reduced architectural language and its sustainable constructional approach. During the design phase, the innovative office building was already presented with the “Office Application Award” in the “Best Workplace” category at the 6th AIT Office Architecture Platform, 2011.
The constant expansion of Tönnies made it essential for the company to move its administrative operation and restructure its social facilities: The new entrance, administration and social building is located in a prominent location on the Tönnies production site at Rheda-Wiedenbrück. It marks the entrance to the complex of around 40 hectares.
With its clear cubic form and choice of materials to fit harmonically with its surroundings, the new headquarters creates an urban ensemble with the existing factory complex. The choice of materials and details in the façade express the various functions while integrating the volume into its location and the neighbourhood. The building meets requirements for both state-of-the-art building technology and saving resources.
Photos: Stefan Schilling