Rimowa suitcase factory Cologne

This building which consists of a production zone, warehouse and administration space, was erected for a Cologne aluminium luggage manufacturer. The building conveys the company’s corporate identity and is designed to grow as the company expands. The developed additive system makes reference to the design of the luggage and aligns the individual modules with each other. These spaces include the following: administration, cafeteria, break rooms, production halls and warehouses. Additional halls have been added over the years.

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Completion: 1. BA 1986, 2. BA 1987, 3. BA 1993
Owner: Rimowa Kofferfabrik GmbH, Köln
Project partners: Bürogemeinschaft Dahlbender-Gatermann-Schossig
BRI: 11.600 m³ (1. BA)
Honors: 1987 - Deutscher Architekturpreis 1987
1988 - Förderpreis des Landes NRW für junge Künstler
1989 - Bundeswettbewerb Industrie, Handel und Handwerk im Städtebau, Silberplakette,
1989 - Vorbildliches Bauwerk im Lande NRW
Projectnumber: 106