Würth Sweden Receives International Architecture Award for New Head Office
Künzelsau/Cannes. The new administration building and logistics center of the Swedish subsidiary Würth Svenska AB has received the MIPIM Award 2015 in the category BEST INDUSTRIAL & LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT. The MIPIM Awards honor the most outstanding and accomplished architectural projects around the world. The award, which is also known as "real estate Oscar", was presented at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
In their statement, the jurors wrote: "The building merges the vernacular color of Falu red which is embedded in Swedish culture with the colors of Würth. Falu red adorns many of the vernacular buildings in Sweden and is seen here in a new contemporary context."
The head office was designed by the Swedish architect's office White, which had been selected personally by Reinhold Würth in a competition. It consists of an administration building with offices and a modern conference center as well as a new logistics center and a pick-up shop. The total surface area is 29,000 square meters. The official opening of the new head office had already been celebrated with Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth and family as well as members of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group in May 2014.
"When designing the buildings of our national companies, the Würth Group has always placed great emphasis not only on functionality, but also on attractive and extraordinary architectural styles in which the employees feel comfortable. This is why we are particularly happy about the new building of Würth Sweden receiving an international architecture award," said Peter Zürn, the Member of the Central Managing Board responsible for Würth Sweden. Stefan Axellie, the financial manager of Würth Sweden and project manager of the construction site added: "This award makes us proud and contributes to our goal to be the most attractive employer in the industry."
Würth Sweden was founded in 1967 and currently employs 357 people.