Febrü and the chocolate company
Chocolate company Weinrich, located in Herford selected Febrü to design their new office space. Apart from an imposing villa in art noveau style a modern administration building was created in 2015, designed by BKS-architects Krauß Stanczus Schurbohm + Partner GmbH. For a perfect office atmosphere with ergonomic workstations Febrü developed a space concept. Even chocolate needs to be organised. The new building provides sufficient space for the administration, all provided with solutions from Febrü. A union between tradition and modern lifestyle, for already 120 years Weinrich from Herford makes the young and old happy with sweets. But where little sins provide happiness a lot of administration work needs to be done.
To provide the necessary space a new extension was built in June 2015 matching perfectly with the impressive villa from the 19th century, offering new accents and space for administration.
The whole concept is based on: chocolate
Not only the front of the building made of silver and copper tainted tiles of aluminium gives the impression of a huge bar of chocolate. Also the inside is part of a concept: Febrü provided a harmonic design and perfect functionality.
The new building
Located at the Diebrocker Strasse and designed by BKS-Architects Krauß Stanczus Schurbohm + Partner GmbH from Lübbecke and Hamburg. In a project time of three years the architects worked out a solution to match the villa and to set accents to get into harmony with the environment. The building offers in a two-storey 264 m² general space, as well as a three-storey-section with 897 m² office space, room for organisation and administration. Meeting rooms, crush room and office rooms deal with the subject „chocolate“. The ceiling decoration as well as floors and window covers create a chocolate atmosphere. Some of the windows are glazed in a tessellated style and create special light effects.
Elegant office solutions from Febrü
The architects favoured a classic layout for the office furniture solutions: functional, straight-line and discreet. Desks and cabinets in elegant white offer an interesting contrast to the chocolate-brown floors and window colours. Colours and design of the office furniture create a light and bright atmosphere. Red Dot Award desk „Intero“, combined with pedestals and cupboards from the „Purline“ range. Conference and meeting areas follow the same concept of a contrast between furniture and room environment.
Not only chocolate makes people happy
With the elaborated architectural concept Weinrich´s chocolate world has a perfect performance: Tradition and modern are united and the building reflects what Weinrich is famous for 120 years: Diversity of chocolate not only for the supermarkets, but also a special product in the bio and fair-trade chocolate industry. Last but not least „Weinrich‘s 1895“, named after the year of foundation of the company shows that tradition and modern can create a pleasure relationship
Architecture: BKS-Architekten Krauß Stanczus Schurbohm + Partner GmbH
Completion of the building: June 2015
Furniture layout: Febrü
Febrü product ranges: Intero, Purline