F. Kirchhoff AG Headquarters in Leinfelden-Echterdingen

The new corporate headquarters of Kirchhoff Roadwork and Construction Company is located on the perimeter of a mixed-use residential area in Leinfelden-Echterdingen near Stuttgart. Together with the adjacent apartment complex the building shields the residential area from the noise of the nearby motorway.
The design is a composition of two structures, a four-story office building and a conference center (the “Cube”) in front of it, linked by a spacious, glazed lobby. The office buildings corridor zone is widening up by 7° creating a non-rectangular plan with offices to both sides of the corridor and a service area in the middle that accommodates communication areas, pantries and washrooms.
The solid appearance of the lower three stories of the office building is topped off by a recessed penthouse level and roof-deck. Reception area and lobby have a representative character and also serve as exhibition- and communication space. The elevated “Cube” houses two levels of multi-functional meeting and conference rooms, linked to the office building with bridges.

Project data:
Competition: 1998 – 1st prize
Client: Cosima Grundstücksverwaltungs GmbH
Completed: 2001
Budget: 7.7 Mio €
Gross floor area: 6,600 m²
Gross volume: 25,300 m³
Location: Esslinger Straße 1, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen

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