Meeting Cube for REWE

Multifunctional meeting place

REWE Region West is a significant local supplier in North Rhine-Westphalia and northern Rhineland-Palatinate. The Head Office West of REWE Markt GmbH is based in Hürth near Cologne. In the company’s administration building, archive rooms became available and needed to be repurposed. To optimise the use of space, these areas were to be converted into a meeting area with a pantry, as requested by the employees. The interior design by brandherm + krumrey addressed this need with an atmospheric room-in-room solution.   A central spatial element ensures that the generous central zone of the now available space remains an integral part of the overall experience. Glass walls and windows open up the inserted so-called Meeting Cube towards the surrounding space, creating visual links and an open overall impression. Dark colours on the floor, ceiling and walls lend the centrally positioned Meeting Cube a calm elegance, which is equally underscored and contrasted by the warm wood and leather shades of the high-quality conference furniture. Selective lighting subtly highlights individual areas of the central meeting space. Behind the cube’s rear wall is a spacious copying station with plenty of space and storage for printer materials and workspaces. The former archive room has thus been transformed into a multifunctional meeting place: where the file shelves used to be, employees and managers now meet for lively exchanges and work.

REWE Markt GmbH Zweigniederlassung West



Project team
Susanne Brandherm, Martin Dierolf

Project management REWE
Thomas Bitz

Joachim Grothus

Sustainability aspects

Building in existing contexts
Conversion, modernisation and upgrading of existing spaces

People in the rooms
Creation of new and diverse room situations for different needs; clear division of usage areas; promotion of well-being; open exchange with employees and managers in the planning process for needs-based design

Spatial quality
Expansion of office spaces; measures to improve room acoustics; individual lighting concept

Choice of materials and products
Dark, calming colours; woven textiles; flooring with high percentage of recycled materials; low-energy lighting

Floor plan