Aldi Nord is building a new company headquarters.
Actually, that's not a special thing.
But the new building reveals something special from a certain perspective.
Essen-Kray - The foundation stone was laid in June 2019, and the first employees should move into their new desks there in the coming year.
Aldi Nord is building a new headquarters, called Campus, in Essen-Kray on the site of its former Essen logistics center.
With a site area of 100,000 square meters, it is the discounter's largest construction project to date.
Aldi Nord is building new company headquarters: construction in the form of a logo is an exception
At first glance, the Aldi Nord Campus does not differ from many other modern office complexes.
Even the employees who will one day work there, and the pedestrians or drivers who pass through the building, will not notice anything unusual.
Only a bird's eye view reveals a great secret that surrounds the complex.
The new headquarters of Aldi Nord in Essen has an unusual shape
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"From a bird's eye view, the structure of the building easily reveals the well-known Aldi Nord company logo," says a message from MBN Bau GmbH, the construction company that is realizing the project.
Aldi Nord is proud of the unusual design, as a company headquarters in the form of the company logo is an exception.
Aldi Nord is building new company headquarters: initially 800 employees will work there
In the future, all organizational units of the Aldi purchasing, administration and service company, which are currently spread over different locations, will be united on the Aldi Nord Campus.
800 employees will initially work there, but an expansion to up to 2,000 employees is possible.
The Aldi Nord Campus consists of the main building, the components of which have six floors.
Only component A clearly protrudes with eight storeys.
The campus also has a fitness pavilion for employees and a day care center for children.
The topic of sustainability also plays a role in the planning of the campus.
For example, the roofs of the buildings are largely equipped with green areas and photovoltaic systems.
As proud as Aldi Nord is of its future company headquarters, the discounter is currently receiving a lot of criticism.
The consumer center in Hamburg has sued Aldi Nord because in many cases it has incorrectly labeled the basic prices on the shelves.
There is also resentment that some regional companies are being wound up, which is associated with job cuts.
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