Living and experiencing nature in a sustainable manner.
To establish a creatively stimulating environment, a comprehensive refurbishment of the existing buildings was planned with VAUDE in Tettnang. Brand impact and sustainability criteria played a key role. The site development was awarded silver sustainability certification in accordance with the DGNB for 9,300 square meters of inspiring, cutting-edge office space, a showroom and an organic company restaurant.
The daylight-flooded office environment provides open yet distinct workplace structures. The architecture is an impressive reflection of nature and innovation, and thus symbolizes the brand. Product development, procurement, returns, service, logistics and the new showroom are today housed in a former warehouse, which has changed beyond recognition. The decision to revitalize rather than rebuild is in keeping with the commitment to sustainability made by the environmentally-conscious, family-run company, which is a cornerstone of its corporate philosophy.
„A few days after completion the employees had already got all areas fully operational. The fact that they were involved at early stage paid off, because the new premises are perfectly designed to suit the employees’ requirements. That facilitates smooth working and good teamwork. More generally, we also beneﬁt from shorter distances and lower energy costs.“