Messer has released 3D images of what its new headquarters and housing complex will look like when built.

Designs for the new corporate headquarters of the industrial gas manufacturer Messer, and 20 townhouses in Bad Soden, Germany, are beginning to take shape.

In order to visualise the overall plan in 3D, the investors – architect Eberhard Horn, of Eberhard Horn Prime Estates GmbH, and Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of the Messer Group, have had models made of the planned buildings.

The profile for the site, which needed to be acquired, was clearly defined by Stefan Messer back in 2006, when Eberhard Horn was given the task of finding an attractive inner-city location.

These models illustrate that the site in Bad Soden satisfies all requirements for the envisaged project.

In addition to the five-storey main administration building, with approximately 4,000 square metres of rental space, the company’s own Event Centre, with a usable area of approximately 1,000 square metres, will be constructed to house events and exhibitions.

Among other things, Messer plans to exhibit a historic production plant for oxygen and nitrogen, an air separation plant.

The historic station building in Bad Soden has been integrated into the planning and will be used as a staff restaurant.

A total of 20 townhouses, each offering 200 square metres of living space, will be built along Salinenstrasse, opposite the Neuer Kurpark.

The three-to-four storey townhouses are designed for individual families, each will be located on its own plot of land and will include garage space.

“Individualised façades, rooms flooded with light, select materials and healthy living while providing the highest standards in terms of architecture and design, form the basis for a modern living concept,” says Eberhard Horn of his designs.

The terrace on the top floor will provide a view both of the Hochtaunus natural park and of the Neuer Kurpark in Bad Soden.

Details of the design of the houses will be discussed with each individual purchaser, and numerous floor plan variations are available, which also take individual wishes into account, including things like open fires or even integrated lifts.

The entire site will be heated by a combined heat and power unit, significantly reducing the additional costs.

In conjunction with this building plan, the town of Bad Soden plans to redesign Salinenstrasse as a traffic-calmed zone planted with the finest trees and plants.