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HENN is an international architecture office in Munich, Berlin and Beijing with more than 70 years of expertise in the fields of work space, culture, health, education and research as well as production and master planning.

The office is led by Gunter Henn and twenty-two partners. 350 employees – architects, designers, planners and engineers – from 30 countries are able to draw upon a wealth of knowledge collected over three generations of building experience in addition to a worldwide network of partners and experts in a variety of disciplines.

This continuity, coupled with progressive design approaches and methods and interdisciplinary research projects, forms the basis for a continual examination of current issues and for a consistent design philosophy. Forms and spaces are no mere objective, they are developed from the processes, demands and cultural contexts of each project. As a general contractor we are able to satisfy this principle at every stage of project planning and implementation

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The new Zalando Headquarters consists of an ensemble of two buildings that form the heart of the company’s new campus in Berlin-Friedrichshain, neighbouring the “Mercedes-Benz-Arena” and the East Side Gallery. Rather than forming an closed block, the design of seven-storey volumes, accommodating a total of 43,000 m² of office space, create a striking expression the company’s identity which assumes an open and transparent presence in the city. The core of the main building is the central atrium, which shifts its openings along its vertical ascension, thus drawing daylight to the public areas below. The atrium in combination with the adjacent auditorium, create a spatial continuum that extends over numerous floors, thus enhancing the user’s flexibility. Conference and training zones, next to a café and the staff restaurant, additionally dock onto the overall complex. From kitchens and sports areas to child care facilities, the building’s occupants can find everything that makes living and working both easy and pleasant.
Zalando Headquarters

The new Zalando Headquarters consists of an ensemble of two buildings that form the heart of the company’s new campus in Berlin-Friedrichshain, neighbouring the “Mercedes-Benz-Arena” and the East Side Gallery. The wrap-around glass façade which embraces the carved architectural volume like brackets, is a fundamental part of the design.

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Zalando Headquarters

The core of the main building is the central atrium, which shifts its openings along its vertical ascension, thus drawing daylight to the public areas below. The central lobby is flanked by a grand staircase with integrated seating and lounge areas which can also be used for events. The atrium in combination with the adjacent auditorium, create a spatial continuum that extends over numerous floors, thus enhancing the user’s flexibility.

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Zalando Headquarters

It is this reinterpretation of the traditional Berlin block, created by rotating the building layout diagonally to the urban-development plan, that enabled a design solution to be found with which the building unfolds towards the city. In this way, the interior courtyards shift to the perimeter of the site, enabling a fluid transition between the offices and the public spaces, in turn affording larger views both into and out of the building by virtue of the transparent and translucent facades.

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10178 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 28 30 99-0
Internet: www.henn.com/de#design
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HENN GmbH
Augustenstr. 54
80333 München
Germany

Phone: +49 89 52 35 7-123
Internet: www.henn.com/de#design
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