The new 6-storey corporate headquarters for Enercity in Hanover opens up to the city and its visitors. The central element and heart of the design is the spacious, daylight-flooded atrium, which is enlivened on the ground floor by the fitness area, the conference room and the restaurant by the park. At the same time, the atrium is the central place for people to meet and socialise. Bridges, ramps and stairs connect the central squares and network areas with each other, just like in a city. The atrium is lit by generous glazed areas in the roof structure. At the central access cores of the atrium are open areas orientated towards the airspace, the network areas. They also serve as access to the office zones and bundle central uses such as photocopying stations and kitchenettes.
The network areas are connected to each other by bridges and walkways. Horizontal and vertical neighbourhoods are created, connected by paths and the atrium itself. Above all, however, these areas are meeting places. Large wooden tables, counters along the balustrades, sofas and armchairs offer a wide range of opportunities for communication and create a cosy, informal atmosphere in these areas. A lively and communicative atmosphere is created, which also promotes a feeling of togetherness among the company's employees. The individual department is no longer the workplace. The building itself strengthens the identity of the company.
The new company headquarters also expresses the fundamental transformation of the company in structural terms - modern working conditions in an emphatically sustainable building. The building is a pioneering new construction and currently the largest passive house in northern Germany. The architecture epitomises transparency and openness. Large glass fronts let in plenty of daylight and create a pleasant atmosphere. State-of-the-art technologies and intelligent concepts are used in the new building. The combination of efficient use of geothermal energy, compact passive house architecture, photovoltaics and consistent use of green electricity make the corporate headquarters an energy beacon. Mobility is also part of the intelligent concept. More than 140 charging points for electric vehicles are available to customers and employees - for emission-free mobility.