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Weinrich Chocolate

Herford, Germany

Short information

Building category
Office and Business
Windows, Façades, Security
AWS 75.SI, FW 50+.SI
Herford, Germany
BKS Architekten
ALUBA Aluminiumbau
Picture credit
© Schüco International KG


Project details

Project description

Steeped in tradition, the Weinrich chocolate factory has been making chocolate in the town of Herford since 1895. The two storey Wilhelminian-style villa has now been extended to include a new office building, which is attached to the villa by means of a glass link. Old and new enter into a dialogue: here the villa façade with small openings, there the smooth office block – here the symmetrically arranged windows with deep reveals, there the large-scale, flush-fitted, offset glass areas. Chocolate-coloured, perforated sheet metal units are used as a defining design element for the cladding of the cantilevered conference room in the glass link building, and form a semi-transparent »chocolate bar« above the shimmering main entrance, which is made from hammered-finish stainless steel sheet metal as an allusion to the chocolate wrapper.

The existing villa of the chocolate maker was extended with a new three-storey office building and a two-storey link construction. This is the central connection between old and new.


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