Retail designers HPW Architecture has designed a first garden centre for German horticulture company Wörlein.
HPW designed the garden centre, which comprised a 4,000sqm heated retail space, 6,000sqm plant-area with a 2,000sqm covered walkway, and a car park, at the site of Wörlein’s pre-existing nursery and headquarters in Diessen near Munich. The structure itself was supplied by the European leaders in pre-fabricated construction Wolf-haus for whom it was their first pre-fabricated garden centre.
The unique €3.5 million structure features an insulated shell, integral skylights, natural ventilation and a lot of timber in the build.
HPW also created new branding and signs.
The retail area allows sales space for boutique gifts and furniture, horticulture from bedding plants to 16-metre mature trees, as well as a 250-cover restaurant which will open later this year.
Wörlein Owner Ludwig Wörlein said: "We are incredibly excited to be opening our first ever garden centre. For more than a century my family’s business has been at the forefront of the landscaping industry but moving into the consumer market represents a new challenge. We have valued the experience and expertise of the HPW Architecture team without which we wouldn’t have such a masterfully designed store."
HPW design and sustainabiloty director Gary Wilburn added: "We have a long-standing partnership with Wörlein and it’s hugely fulfilling to now be able to deliver such an important project in the company’s history. Creating such a unique and client-specific building, interior and identity for Wörlein is testament to the cooperation and skills of the whole project team both in the UK and Germany."