Marktoberdorf, Germany 2021

Factory canteen in existing building

In Marktoberdorf, a new canteen was planned and built for AGCO Fendt in the heart of the site in an existing building. This guarantees accessibility for all employees, whether from the production, marketing, finance, development or management departments. Former office space above a factory hall was completely gutted for this purpose, so that the charm of the curved shed roof construction could also be experienced. Two new steel structures, both inside and outside on the roof, take all the loads from technology and other fixtures, so that the roof is not subjected to any additional stress. The previously unused roof of the hall now serves as a terrace, offering a special view over the site.

Living room-like built-in elements zone and shape the area. Here, the design language used in other conversions for the brand was resorted to in order to create a recognition value and a uniform cohesive image. The modular furniture contains diverse functions, from sound insulation and spatial separation to seating, storage areas or wardrobes. Especially in the overlapping of the elements the complexity and the design become apparent.

Thus, through partial separation, more separate areas were also created, which are particularly suitable beyond the canteen use for meetings, teamwork or private and personal conversations. Various so-called dining rooms provide different levels of privacy and intimacy. This serves to promote informal conversations and relationships are strengthened, especially between team members.

The cafeteria offers a total of four counters for serving food and drinks. Particular emphasis is placed on freshness, so many cooking processes take place before the guests’ eyes. For example, pasta is prepared fresh and in accordance with the guests’ wishes, steaks are grilled live or desserts are made in the glassed-in patisserie. In addition to the dining area including serving points, the project created a large back area for preparations and ancillary rooms, which was supplemented by a newly constructed building for the main entrance and access as well as staff and technical rooms.


AGCO Fendt










Thomas Benz