Kadawittfeldarchitektur has recently completed the Adidas Laces building for Adidas in Germany. The building will serve as a new working environment for Adidas’ R&D department. The new building is located at the company’s corporate headquarters in Herzogenaurach. It will house about 1,700 designers, developers, scientists and marketing strategists.
Laces was conceived as a flexible office building. Changes in the composition and size of teams or of the entire occupying units are every bit as normal in a globally active company like adidas as the temporary integration of employees from other locations worldwide or groups of external persons.
This means that the use of space within the Office Module can be adapted to organisational changes more easily than hitherto. This reversible concept for office space is based on modular units of occupancy following the planning grid of 1.60 metres, a flexible partition system to create individual offices and meeting rooms, and on an elaborate technical pre-installation enabling media provision that also functions according to the planning grid.