Eller + Eller Architekten

Headquarters Metro AG
Bukarest, Rumänien

The rapid expansion of the German retail chain ‘Metro’ in Eastern Europe called for central headquarters housing a total of 1050 employees in Bucharest.
The site is located in the Eastern part of the city, on an arterial road leading to the Black Sea.
The comb-shaped building consists of a longitudinal structure stretching 110 meters and three adjacent cross parts, all up to five stories high with an additional basement for subterranean parking.
Restaurant, auditorium and meeting rooms are grouped around a central foyer on the Ground floor, where a representative stair leads to the first floor gallery. Warm wooden cladding transforms the space to a communicative meeting point.
The office layout varies from a combination of single units to open plan offices. All are designed for flexible usage.