Adidas completes German office disguised as a stadium

Sportswear company Adidas has built an office in its hometown of Herzogenaurach in Bavaria cloaked in a façade that resembles a stadium.

Adidas’ 52,000 sq m World of Sports campus, also called "Arena", provides working space for 2,000 employees.

Behnisch Architektenm, the building’s designer, says the development contains a floating staircase in the atrium and three upper floors that offer views into the atrium and across the open-air level out over the campus.

Each floors is joined by six kitchen hubs, and alternating work and recreational areas. A central "main street" connects the three levels vertically and horizontally, and creates a space "suspended in mid-air"

The project’s steel-and-concrete facade contains a brise-soleil, and the arena has been submitted for LEED Gold certification. It has already received the Engineering Award of the German Steel Construction Industry Association.

A video of the stadium’s 140 x 120m façade being created can be seen here. 

Images courtesy of Behnisch Architekten

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