House of Elements
Brand new home for the heart of Brenntag Group that befits our position as the global market leader in chemical distribution is finally here. The "House of Elements" is a "green building", designed in accordance with the LEED Gold Standard, a certification programme for environmentally-friendly, resource-saving and sustainable construction. The certification process considered building features such as energy and resource-efficiency, internal environment, pollutant emissions and links to local public transport in all these areas House of Elements performed very well.
The House of Elements' architectural design is both simple and concise. Composed of different sections, with a clear facade structure, sustainable fixtures and fittings and forthright architectural language, the building symbolises Brenntag's corporate structure and guiding principles. It is inspired by the the periodic table that divides chemical elements into a clear classification - the uniformly arranged facade elements resemble the almost 150-year-old classification system, as do the projections and recesses of the facade.
The building is composed of individual sections and areas, thereby symbolising the structure of the Brenntag Group with its various regions, business units and individual companies. The new company headquarters also combines the various elements in a single building – „House of Elements” is a place where our company slogan, "ConnectingChemistry", is brought to life.
Since November 2017 it’s a working place for over 600 employees from Brenntag AG, Brenntag EMEA Holding and Brenntag GmbH, also accomodating two research and development centres.
The bright, open design, with lots of glass, ideally symbolises Group's cosmopolitan, forward-looking nature, along with its willingness to share ideas and communicate.
New building is situated in Rüttenscheid district in Essen. This location offers an excellent, constructive economic environment, along with a network of numerous world-class international companies, in which Brenntag is very much at home. By moving from Mülheim to Essen, we're remaining faithful to the Ruhr area and preserving regional jobs.
The site is also very convenient for our employees who are working here – it has excellent infrastructure links (public transport, motorway, airport). Rüttenscheid is also a vibrant district with good local services and activities for our staff.
The address of the new headquarters is:
45131 Essen, Germany
Facts and Figures
- Gross floor area of over 20 000 m2
- 5 above ground and 1 underground floor
- The building is around 200 metres long and 50 metres wide
- Capable of accommodating a total of 750 staff
- Parking for around 300 cars and further 150 spaces in the nearby exhibition centre car park
- Own staff restaurant
- Two state-of-the-art life science application centres (for nutrition and cosmetics)