Gallery: Adidas’ Shoelace-Inspired R&D Building is as High Performance ...

Adidas footwear first started their business with the goal of making highly specialized shoes optimized for every athlete. With this same design spirit, Aachen-based Kadawittarchitektur designed and built Adidas' new research and development building on their sports campus in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Featuring a striped facade reminiscent of the company's iconic shoes, the 6-story building took inspiration from shoelaces and features sky bridges that connect office departments to one another. Energy-efficient design is complimented by daylighting, a green roof, and flexible office spaces, creating a building as high performance as Adidas' shoes.

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