At 160,000 square feet, the 6-storey building serves as the new headquarters for Kum & Go, but also provides many spaces open to the public. It features a 2-storey underground parking garage, an art gallery, large multifunctional meeting rooms, a fitness centre, and a massive exterior terrace.
Framed by over 100 trees and interactive landscape furniture, the building itself makes up only a quarter of the site, leaving the rest for the public. Featuring an almost-invisible façade and unobstructed 360-degree views, the ground floor blurs the boundaries between inside and out. The extra-long overhang offers shade from the sun, while a green roof planted with native prairie grasses and flowers lessens the impact of energy usage and water run-off.
The interior is dotted with Fritz Hansen classics, including the iconic Series 7™ chair designed by Arne Jacobsen. Made from 9 layers of pressure moulded veneer with chrome legs, the chair is the most popular design within Fritz Hansen’s chair collection.
In the meeting rooms and foyers, the Swan™ chair, also by Arne Jacobsen, makes a statement in bright red and orange tones. The design contains no straight lines, making it look organic and soft despite its simplicity and strong architectural appeal.
As well as serving as the new Kum & Go corporate headquarters, the building also includes offices for the other companies within the Krause Group - a varied set of businesses that include retail, logistics, Italian wineries, hospitality, real estate, agriculture, and soccer clubs.
Since opening its doors in 2018, the Krause Gateway Center has won several design awards, including the ASLA 2020 Honor Award for Built Design.