Insurance with a New Shine
Project: AXA Headquarters, Cologne
Architecture: BM+P Beucker Maschlanka and Partners, Düsseldorf
Flooring: Net and Net Uni, Carpet Concept, Bielefeld
Photography: Thomas Riehle, Cologne
The HQ of the insurance group AXA in Cologne has been given a facelift. The Düsseldorf-based architects BM+P Beucker Maschlanka and Partners designed the administrative building as a separate world with independent units. The elaborately designed site featuring lakes and canals also includes a media and congress centre as well as a car park which fits perfectly into the landscape. The combination of brick façades and glass staircases conveys a feeling of solidity and friendliness. With its geometric clarity and minimalist design, the woven carpet Net follows the lines of the modern, functional architecture.