Chocolate Competence Center for Lindt

Chocolate Factory

The site is located in Kilchberg, close to the lake Zürich and embedded in the already existing Lindt & Sprüngli production site. To the east you find existing office buildings and behind the lake, to the south the chocolate production and to the west the SBB rail tracks.

The new Chocolate Competence Center will contain offices, an event museum, a space for a temporary exhibition, a chocolate boutique shop, cafe, restaurant, lounge, auditorium and an appreciation area. It shall provide a broad range of information about chocolate and offer the possibility to experience chocolate products as well as their production. This building is targeted to tourists, chocolate fans, families, companies, groups, press as well as pupils and students.

The building is conceptually divided into four connected boxes which vary in their size and appearance. In the south, the smallest box appears as a balcony for the cafe and the lounge. The next box acts as the “Head” of the building and main entrance and distributor for individual visitors who arrive by car, on foot or bus. In the higher floors we can find the Cafe/Restaurant, the Appreciation space (chocolate workshop kitchen) and the Lounge for VIP (with bar and view to the lake). The 3rd box -the biggest box- contains offices on the top with a glazed facade and a more introverted space for exhibition and the presentation of the production (Pilot Plant). The 4th and last box in the north contains mainly storage rooms. High quality materials which produce an elegant atmosphere contrasting outside/inside with bright/dark. 

Project Type Professional - Competition, EM2N Program Chocolate Factory & Museum Size 2’000m2 Design Team A.Andreson, F.Hörmann, M.Müller, D.Niggli, , O.Rosello, D.Schildberger, S.Yang Image Production Luxigon, O.Rosello Awards Competition 2nd Prize.  

Chocolate Competence Center for Lindt

Chocolate Competence Center for Lindt

The site is located in Kilchberg, close to the lake Zürich and embedded in the already existing Lindt & Sprüngli production site.

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