After the space at the previous location was no longer sufficient, the company had decided to relocate to Otto-Lilienthal-Strasse. The new location made it possible to position the new building on the 5,000 m² site in a south-east direction, i.e. the dominant office structure opens up to the viewer from the street with large glass…
Hörmann GmbH & CO. KG, Friedrichshafen
Hörmann GmbH & CO. KG
900 m² Planum-Fassade
Hörmann GmbH & CO. KG
© Hörmann GmbH & CO. KG
Uwe Ritzal, Freier Architekt
Representative new building with exemplary character – New company headquarters Hörmann GmbH & CO KG
After the space at the previous location was no longer sufficient, the company had decided to relocate to Otto-Lilienthal-Strasse.
The new location made it possible to position the new building on the 5,000 m² site in a south-east direction, i.e. the dominant office structure opens up to the viewer from the street with large glass facades as a “shop window” and shows itself rather closed to the east and west – not least because of the flat morning and evening sun. There, the massive exterior walls, together with the generous roof overhang, are drawn outward and provide natural shading for the office areas. From the upper floors, there is a magnificent view to the northwest into the hinterland across the runway of the immediately neighboring Friedrichshafen Airport.
The white monolithic office cube sits seemingly suspended above the filigree glazed first floor with exhibition areas and generously roofed visitor entrance.
The horizontally designed façade structure is the result, among other things, of the perfectly realizable detailing with the DOMICO Planum façade, especially on the long window bands and the parapet.
The company now has approx. 1,000 m² in the workshop hall and a total of 900 m² of office space on the three upper floors at its disposal.
The first floor of the new company building will house the permanent “Impulse” exhibition. Here, visitors can find out about the various company divisions as well as modern building technology.
Great expertise at the company headquarters
At its own headquarters, “Team Hörmann” shows what the company can do – not only in the “Impulse” exhibition, but also in the building itself. Because the company has taken over a large part of the work at the new company headquarters itself: The workshop and also the installation of the Planum façade were carried out by the company itself. The sanitary facilities, the heating system, the ventilation system, the air-conditioning technology, all the plumbing work and also the photovoltaic system on the roof were built by the company itself.