INTERIORS: Mercedes-Benz Headquarters
Client Daimler Real Estate
Location Berlin, Germany
As part of a larger move to consolidate their administrative offices in one location, Mercedes-Benz invited NAU to submit designs for the representational areas of their new Berlin headquarters. Spread over some 1600m on the ground level, the required functions span from a showroom displaying Mercedes-Benz’s latest automobiles and technology, to a cafe, gourmet restaurant and employee cafeteria.
NAU responded with a varied program of spaces and materiality, reflecting the different layers of privacy needed by the various functions. Natural materials — stone, glass, wood, aluminum — crafted in hi-tech ways predominate, reflecting Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to purity of form and ecological awareness. Forms and volumes were inspired by the three-pointed star of their logo, a symbol that effortlessly conjures up associations of unmatched quality, driving performance, and technical perfection around the world.
Project Management: Silver Construction