Within only 14 Months, the new headquarters from Elementar was build. Thanks to this blog, we had the opportunity to watch very closely what’s going on the construction site and how our new workplace developed. Before the focus of the blog will lead to other topics, there is one highlight, we need to report about: the official opening ceremony!
Last week, Elementar invited external partners to celebrate the official opening together. Because we want to invite our most important partners, the festivities took place on two days. The guest list was very diversified and consists of politicians and association members, customers and suppliers, neighbors as well as construction partners. The varied program was opened by Elementar Director Dr. Hans Peter Sieper, who was giving an inside in Elementars history, the reasons for the construction of the new headquarters and the actual situation of the business. Furthermore, Country Commissioner Erich Pipa and Major Jörg Muth contributed to the program with a personal speech.
During the following panel discussion regarding the basis and the design of the new building, owners, architects, construction manager, consultant and artist discussed about the sustainable building concept, architectural design, logistics and building art. A so called “Science Slam” was another highlight of the program. Three young scientists were presenting their field of research – in a preferably simple and entertaining way. Of course, a company tour was offered to all guests after the official program. This was a great opportunity for them to get an insight how the processes at Elementar are interlocked and what’s the special characteristics of the stations.
The feedback was very positive and the opening ceremony was mentioned by different newspapers. We are very happy about that – that shows that the effort payed off. :) A big thank for the nice opening ceremony goes to all of our employees – everybody took part in the preparations and therefore caused the success of the event!
PS: For this post, Fabienne and I were live at the red carpet to report for you. Unfortunately, even the best prepared marketing girls could put one’s foot in it and wear the same outfit on the red carpet… :)