New MHK European Headquarters

Dreieich, Germany, 2014 - 2017

Planning for the headquarters of an SME that supports the kitchen and furniture retail trades

  • Client: MHK GROUP
  • Timeframe: 2014 - 2017
  • Area: 14,400 sqm
  • Use: Office / Administration
visualization from the Frankfurterstrasse
visualization from the Frankfurterstrasse

The new MHK Group European headquarters are under construction on Frankfurter Strasse on the northern outskirts of Dreieich's Sprendlingen district. The planned project extends northwards along Robert Bosch Strasse. In the west of the site, along Frankfurter Strasse, the main building, which will be used as office space, is the first structure. Deeper into the plot of land, a park landscape will be laid out which will be bordered by the "Dreieich Forum" event building and a water basin. To the east, a parking deck is the last structure in the ensemble.

The planned office and administration building will have one underground and six over-ground stories, plus a penthouse level. Resting on a considerably shorter, two-storey podium, an approx. 112-meter long, four-storey wing projects in the south by approx. 31 meters without the need for supporting columns. The covered area this creates features the main entrance to the building and the driveway, which is defined by a shallow water basin and extends as far as the "Dreieich Forum" planned in the park.

visualization birdeye view
visualization birdeye view
visualization cafeteria
visualization cafeteria

The cantilever is the predominant element of the overall composition. The structurally exacting idea is realized using two steel lattice girders, which are back-hung into the solid section of the building and extend across four storeys.

visualization entrance hall
visualization entrance hall
visualization interior
visualization interior
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