Flexibility and interaction The draft of the building and the master plan for its occupation and use are already finished and have been approved by the shareholders. "The construction team is proud that with these plans it has succeeded in ensuring very flexible use of the space, fast building extensions as well as permitting direct exchanges between the divisions in the new building," explains Martin Brochhaus, Head of Corporate Development. The effective interaction between the divisions is also reflected in the design of the outer façade. This will have an interlocking structure and show how important it is that Production, Logistics, Shipping and Innovation work closely together.
Planning together with users A major and central element of planning is the concept for the technical building equipment It was therefore correspondingly important for all specialist planners to sit down at one table with the project team, architects and the subsequent users of the building to work out an optimum solution together. "The topic of sustainable construction is having an increasingly stronger influence on planning and the design of buildings," comments Dietmar Daszkiewicz, Head of Facility Management. "Energy saving regulations such as the German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) and the German Renewable Energy Heat Act (EEWärmeG) affected a great deal of our planning work," he explains. The main challenge was to find the optimum balance between the statutory regulations, functionality, the needs of the future, architectural design and our own wishes.