State-of-the-art meets tradition
The traditional “shoemaker town” of Uedem in Germany is home to the family business van Elten, a global company in the market for safety shoes. Located in the same town and not far from its headquarters lies villa Drei Eschen, built in 1871 and acquired by the company to serve as both an office space and, primarily, a conference and event location. For this purpose, the listed building was carefully renovated by architect André Lemmens, fully refurbished and equipped with state-of-the-art communication technology. It is now available to customers for sales meetings, workshops, conferences and training sessions as well as parties and festive occasions.
A place to clear the mind
What makes this place stand out is its ambience, one that is refreshingly different from most conventional conference locations. The rooms are bright, friendly, spacious and very cosy – with one of them featuring a fireplace that invites visitors to chat, relax or enjoy an after-work drink. The attic room also conveys a homely atmosphere, perfect for both intensive discussions and socializing, as it comes complete with lounge areas and a surround sound system. The building also hosts a well-equipped kitchen, a wine cellar and a terrace. The vast surrounding park further helps visitors to clear their minds, come up with fresh ideas and direct their thoughts towards new topics and aspirations.
|Client||Heiner van Elten|
|Architects||André Lemmens Architekten|
|Gross floor area m2||450|
|Number of employees||15|
|Lighting||Hanging lights on the ceiling: Bocci (28.1.) | Hallway to the ceiling: Artemide (Copernice) | Conference rooms ground floor: Artemide (LED Net, Talo) | Cafeteria, office, hallways: Deltalight (i.a. Super Oh LED, Minigrid in trimless, Pendelsystem Nobody 200) | Outdoor luminaire: Bega (wall- and floor built-in spotlights)|
|Flooring||Hain Naturböden (XL Ambiente - Europ, oak - classic - brushed and oiled white or lightly)|
|Workspace Furniture||Lista Office | Desks, (slide door) cupboards: LO One | Sideboards: QUB | Office chairs: Wagner (Alu Medic 5)|
|Conference Furniture||Tables: Motion flex tables, Dietiker Knta, self-built according to the architect's design | Chairs: Dietiker Lumi, Dietiker Lamina, Moroso Wood Bikini|
|Lounge Furniture||Armchair: Diesel, Moroso Cloudscape | Table: Moroso Radio 2 Disc|
|Greenery||Hydropa (hydroponic plants)|
|Technology||Network: Cisco (wired), Aruba (wireless) | Telephone system: Panasonic | Television: Samsung|