Daylight now floods through the vast single-story production area of Brunner’s new innovation building on the manufacturing campus in Rheinau, Germany. The new building features a two-storey wing that houses an integrated gallery, cafeteria and office areas – all of which overlook impressive new assembly lines. The modern, transparent building is not only home to development work – thanks to the open architectural concept, customers will also be given the opportunity to watch the final assembly. The open design of the entire building ensures that the development and production processes are visible to Brunner’s customers, helping convey the high quality nature of the product development process.
As well as this massive production area, the new innovation building contains a cafeteria, restaurant and coffee bar for works, management and visitors alike. Meeting rooms, presentation facilities, breakout spaces and showcase areas all provide opportunities to feature the quality and diversity of the furniture Brunner produces, while a design engineering studio, prototype workshop and technical department complete the facility. Heading outside, the area has been architecturally landscaped and includes a large pond, many new trees and a large area for sitting in the sun!
42 years on from the formation of the company, by Rolf and Helena Brunner, the new innovation building represents a landmark in the further development of the company as it transitions from its founders to a second-generation, family-run business employing some 500 people.
Dr Marc Brunner commented, “The result is a blissful haven that blends seamlessly into the overall look of the campus. We are absolutely delighted with our new features and are optimally prepared for the future.”