First, it is people who shape a building, but then the building shapes the people.
The Vollack company headquarters in Karlsruhe not only joined together several company units at one location, it also created a distinct individual home for Vollack. Planned consistently in accordance with the four-phase method, an innovative building for efficient project work was created using resource-saving building technology. FORUM 1 provides completely open work stages on 11 floors and across 5,500 square meters, which enables communication in the blink of an eye. Open-space solutions for the teams as well as diverse conference and meeting rooms and generously-sized halls for workshops and events with customers ensure that all requirements are met in terms of space. There is an emphasis on communication. Instead of stairs, the building can be accessed via ramps, which also function as communication channels along which information is transported. Special attention was paid to room acoustics, cooling and ventilation as well as daylight. A sustainable building was created through component activation, photovoltaic sails and the use of geothermal energy. A motivating work environment for experts who themselves plan and implement customized building solutions on a daily basis. A work environment that is continually being shaped and developed.
“The move to FORUM 1 was a leap that has changed the way we work. The building has a positive day-to-day impact on the work culture. The levels, temporary art exhibitions and the atmosphere also impress new employees straight away. You really feel the Vollack spirit.”