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Welcome Forum

New construction of the „Schüco Welcome Forum“ in Bielefeld

  • Design:one fine day GbR
  • GFA|NIA:4,654 m² | 3,466 m²
  • Services:Strategic consulting of the client, project management, controlling
  • Period:2020 - Q4/2021
  • Costs:95 mio. Euros
  • Client:Schüco International KG

Project description

The Schüco Group, headquartered in Bielefeld, develops and sells system solutions for windows, doors and façades. Schüco is investing a total of around 95 mio. Euros in the expansion of its Bielefeld site. W+P Gesellschaft für Projektrealisierung mbH is assisting the client as a strategic consultant in the construction of the new, barrier-free "Welcome Forum" visitor center. 

With a floor area of 4,654 square meters, the "Welcome Forum" will in future be the "heart of Schüco". It shows the current product portfolio and serves as the main meeting point for visitors. 

The exhibition area will be completely redesigned. A complete production line represents the machinery area. Thanks to large-scale window strips, the machinery area will also be visible from the outside as a glass factory. An inviting café with terrace as well as flexible meeting-, sales- and presentation-rooms complete the new visitor center.

Only the skeleton of the former machine hall, which forms the basic framework of the prestigous project, remained when ground was broken in July 2019. As of the beginning of 2021, half of the building shell, including the roof, is already closed. The design by the Düsseldorf-based architecture firm „one fine day” is scheduled for completion in fall 2021.