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Adidas Laces / kadawittfeldarchitektur

  • 01:00 - 12 October, 2011
Adidas Laces / kadawittfeldarchitektur
Adidas Laces / kadawittfeldarchitektur, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +18

From the architect. Research and development building with 1700 working places at the adidas World of Sports campus in Herzogenaurach. In contrast to conventional office typologies, the ring structure developed by kadawittfeldarchitektur lends to the building a double relationship to the landscape – both to the outer surroundings and to the communicative landscape of the atrium. The connecting walkways, “Laces”, efficiently open up access to all office areas without the need to cross through other departments. At the same time they transform the atrium into a creative center of the building that provides an identity.

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The new Laces blends into the existing World of Sports ensemble as a floating counterpart to the black, recumbent mass of the adidas Brand Center. Its clearly contoured volume positively invites the surrounding campus to find a continuation within its interior, an atrium with a controlled climate. Lined up in a circular arrangement, the office areas with their large glazed surfaces open onto the atmospheric inner space and the remarkable landscaped space. The connecting walkways that cross the atrium, the Laces, “tie” the built volume together, as it were, to form a many-layered office building that is rich in relationships. They enable a maximum of interaction and allow open areas of communication to emerge. As delicate connecting bridges, they weave a poetic spatial structure into the interior and thus make the special creative atmosphere of the building legible. The result is an inspiring place for research and product development.

© Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher
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Benjamin Nicholas · March 01, 2012

The new Laces building at Adidas HQ in Germany.I&#39ll be working out of there for a stint in March. Amazing architecture! http://t.co/JdosaVpM

Kathryn Ssedoga · February 29, 2012

I just heard that I will be meeting with shoe designers at Adidas headquarters in Germany, a killer building... http://t.co/PruC3fIt

8thgen by Louie Gong · February 21, 2012

I just heard that I will be meeting with shoe designers at Adidas headquarters in Germany, a killer building... http://t.co/PruC3fIt

Krysi Diaz · October 19, 2011

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Esteban Andrade · October 14, 2011

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Nicholas Patten · October 13, 2011

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jetcommunication · October 13, 2011

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Doug Wittnebel · October 13, 2011

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