Adidas Valley

Design ACTINCOMMON
Location Herzogenaurach, Germany
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Flexibility
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Communication
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Collaboration
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Concentration
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Wellbeing
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A rhythmic structure of open and enclosed spaces informs the re-designed atrium of Adidas’ global HQ building. Architects ACTINCOMMON created “Co-Creation Areas” and lounge platforms, united in an activating office landscape.

Inspiring creativity

Sportswear manufacturer Adidas commissioned architecture practice ACTINCOMMON with the conversion of the atrium in the main building (‘LACES’) of its global HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The brief was to create an open-structured, inspiring work environment for Adidas employees, the so-called Adidas Valley – today a highly frequented office landscape, a place to work, hold meetings and socialize.

References to the world of sports

Workplaces, meeting facilities, presentation and lounge areas including a smoothie bar are all grouped together around an open, slightly elevated square. Open spaces alternate with closed, intimate areas to create an activating work environment with an additional 80 workstations. In contrast to the rather technological appearance of the existing architecture, a new look and feel was generated through the use of textured, natural surfaces. Visual references to the world of sports were added through the combination of raw and urban materials. A bold, contemporary color scheme further underlines the architects’ approach to create an attractive and unique work environment.

Details
ClientAdidas AG
CityHerzogenaurach
CountryGermany
ArchitectsACTINCOMMON
CompletionJanuary 2017
SectorProduction industry
Project typeModification/conversion
Gross floor area m21,500
Number of employees5.700
Solutions
LightingArtemide/NurMawaDesign/Seventies
FlooringNoraplan/Uni Carpet Concept/Eco
AcousticsGabriel/Kvadrat
Workspace FurnitureVitra/Magis/Buzzispace
Conference FurnitureVitra
Lounge Furniture-
Greenery-
TechnologyAdidas AG
Gastronomy-

Floor Plans

Jury

Bernd Wagner
CEO, USM U. Schärer Söhne GmbH
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gutzmer
Editor-in-Chief, architecture magazine Baumeister
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christine Kohlert
Managing Director RBSGROUP
Prof. Hermann Schnell
CEO, Colliers International Deutschland GmbH
Prof. Rudolf Schricker
Interior Architect, Professor at Coburg University
Stefan Rief
Head of Organisational Development and Work Design Research Unit, Fraunhofer IAO
Peter Schäfer
Senior Designer, Gensler
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