LEIQ – Barista Bar and Lounge for Danfoss

Good climate

Coffee breaks enhance productivity and interaction in companies, fostering a positive working atmosphere. This well-documented aspect of modern work environments was taken into account in the new German headquarters of Danfoss: the leading provider of heating and cooling technology commissioned brandherm + krumrey to design a Barista Bar and Barista Lounge in the LEIQ office complex. The new building in Offenbach is one of the first completely CO2-neutral office buildings in Germany. For short coffee breaks, collaborative exchanges or working with laptops, two open-plan spaces with an inviting ambiance were created.

Danfoss aims for its new German headquarters to demonstrate the “state of the art” in ultra-modern workspaces. Therefore, the furnishing and equipment of the new office building was co-conceptualized by various groups of employees in line with New Work principles. The concept includes meeting spaces such as the Barista Bar on the first floor. The area opens up towards a high atrium and is enclosed with light-coloured wall panels, their woven pattern creating a welcoming atmosphere. Long sofas along the rear walls and tables with comfortable upholstered chairs scattered throughout the room invite people to linger. At the centre is an elegantly curved counter with dark wood panelling, reminiscent of the coffeehouse charm of the 1950s. As another meeting point for short breaks, brandherm + krumrey designed a Barista Lounge on the fourth floor, also opening up to the atrium. The small area offers employees a cosy ensemble of counter, high table and bistro furniture. Wooden surfaces, seat cushions and ceiling lights in Danfoss’ logo colour red reflect the Scandinavian corporate culture of the Danish technology provider.

HT Immobilien Management GmbH



holger meyer gmbh, Frankfurt

Gastronomical planning
Kolb Planung GmbH & Co. KG, Oldenburg

Project team
Susanne Brandherm, Julia Dörffel, Andreas Jacob, Carolina Hahn, Maria Rebrova

Joachim Grothus

Sustainability aspects

People in the rooms Subtle, natural choice of colours, calm and cosy atmosphere to promote relaxation and well-being, pleasant indoor climate. Spatial quality Clear and friendly room structure, natural lighting and indirect lighting concept for a pleasant spatial effect and accentuation. Choice of materials Use of natural wood and woven textiles, delicate looking shelves made of thin metal profiles.

Floor plan