Continental opens new headquarters in Hanover, Germany

Continental opens new headquarters in Hanover, Germany

Continental has recently unveiled their new corporate headquarters, where innovation meets sustainability in a symphony of architecture and purpose.

Continental, with a legacy spanning over 150 years, just unveiled its new campus on Hans-Bockler-Allee, a testament to its evolution and unwavering commitment to the future.

Nikolai Setzer, CEO of Continental, stood amidst the grandeur, proclaiming, “We have created a place where our vision, values and culture can come alive in an open, connected and sustainable working environment. It is an expression of our sense of togetherness and a symbol of our long-term aspirations.” The air was filled with anticipation, with more than 150 guests, including luminaries from business, politics, and culture.

As the night unfolded, Stephan Weil, Lower Saxony’s minister-president, reflected, “The new corporate headquarters is a clear and architecturally impressive commitment from Continental to Lower Saxony and its state capital of Hanover. Continental is a strong and reliable business partner and an important employer in the region.”

Six buildings and a suspended bridge stretching 75 meters across Hans-Bockler-Allee, bridging the divide between the northern and southern realms. Since December 1, 2023, 2,400 employees have called this architectural masterpiece home, a symphony of open spaces and collaborative zones.

Forget the cubicles; this is an ode to flexibility, with employees choosing their workstations through a desk booking system.

But let’s not forget the pièce de résistance – sustainability. Solar panels on parking garages’ roofs, rainwater collection, and a geothermal system harnessing Earth’s energy.

Photovoltaic systems on green roof areas generate a whopping 300,000-kilowatt hours of electricity annually, powering up to 100 charging points for electric vehicles.

And when it comes to design, Continental chose not just aesthetics but functionality. Natural materials like wood, stone, and fibres interplay in a dance of sustainability and elegance. Slatted ceilings and mobile partitions – not just design elements, but a conscious effort to create a pleasant, sustainable work environment.

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Sean Loo

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