OZ has been selected to lead the master plan and design for Viega. The company is building a new 90,000 square foot corporate campus located in the Interlocken area of Broomfield, Colo. Viega, which is based in Germany and has their current U.S. headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, is the global leader in press pipe fitting technology.
OZ is currently refining the designs for the master plan which will capture both the 115-year history and innovation of a high-performance German plumbing fitting company and the lifestyle and energy of Colorado. The headquarters will meet the company’s wide-ranging global needs with the inclusion of an exhibition hall, café, workshop areas, and several seminar rooms.
The design was derived from the pipe fitting products Viega manufactures. A sweeping curved roof on the headquarters building encloses three stories of office space with breaks for floor to ceiling windows. An outdoor courtyard serves as a focal point of the campus, positioned to take advantage of sweeping views of the Flatirons, Long’s Peak and the Front Range. The design will allow for expansion as the company continues to grow.
“Viega indicated right away their intention to become a pillar of the metro Denver business community and establish roots here, which was particularly meaningful to us as one of Colorado’s founding architecture firms,” says Eduardo Illanes, principal at OZ Architecture. “The campus we’ve designed for them will incorporate all of the essential components and functionality that they need to grow the company, train their employees, and teach architects, engineers and members of the plumbing and heating industry how their products work.”
The project is expected to break ground in January 2017, with completion targeted for early 2018.