House Drei Eschen

Design André Lemmens Architekten
Location Kleve, Germany
A listed villa nestled in a park has been transformed into a modern conference and event location by German manufacturer van Elten – the perfect place to socialise and generate new ideas.

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.

ClientHeiner van Elten
ArchitectsAndré Lemmens Architekten
CompletionMay 2017
SectorShoe industry
Project typeModification/conversion
Gross floor area m2450
Number of employees15
LightingHanging 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)
FlooringHain Naturböden (XL Ambiente - Europ, oak - classic - brushed and oiled white or lightly)
AcousticsCreation Baumann
Workspace FurnitureLista Office | Desks, (slide door) cupboards: LO One | Sideboards: QUB | Office chairs: Wagner (Alu Medic 5)
Conference FurnitureTables: Motion flex tables, Dietiker Knta, self-built according to the architect's design | Chairs: Dietiker Lumi, Dietiker Lamina, Moroso Wood Bikini
Lounge FurnitureArmchair: Diesel, Moroso Cloudscape | Table: Moroso Radio 2 Disc
GreeneryHydropa (hydroponic plants)
TechnologyNetwork: Cisco (wired), Aruba (wireless) | Telephone system: Panasonic | Television: Samsung
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