The HALFTIME building forms part of adidas' corporate headquarters, ‘World of Sports’, in Germany. In addition to a canteen for all HQ employees, the building contains meeting rooms, a conference center and a showroom where the company’s high-profile brand ambassadors can stop by to see the latest designs, collections and ideas. To accommodate the many internal and public functions that HALFTIME includes, it is designed as a versatile, multi-purpose building that brings as many of the company’s activities and functions as possible together under one roof. The huge rhomboid roof covers the entire building like a carpet, bringing staff, visitors and brand ambassadors together and thus enabling more and wider contacts. Consisting of V-shaped concrete beams, a third of the roof consists of skylights, allowing daylight to flood the building throughout.
Client: Adidas Pension Trust Competition team: COBE, CLMAP, Knippers Helbig, Transsolar, COBE Berlin Design and execution team: ARGE COBE & CLMAP (lead consultant), Knippers Helbig, Fact, Bartenbach, Soda, PMI, HMP Wayfinding and signage: COBE & EIGA Interior design: COBE The HALFTIME Chair: COBE and HAY