Hadi Teherani creates identity-forming architecture for Freiburg

April 2022 - With the Open Frameworks Design Edition by Hadi Teherani launched in 2018, Parador has successfully continued its collaboration with leading international designers. The engineered wood and laminate flooring collection by the Iranian-born architect Hadi Teherani, who lives in Hamburg, has received several awards, including the renowned Good Design Award, the red dot Award and the German Design Award. In the newly created Volksbank-Areal for Freiburg im Breisgau, Design Edition plays an important design role.

Created by star architect Hadi Teherani, the multifunctional area houses, among other things, the new headquarters of the Volksbank Freiburg, foundations of the Archdiocese of Freiburg, rooms of the St. Ursula Gymnasium high school, a hotel, offices and retail space. The engineered wood flooring from the Open Frameworks Design Edition in the colours OAK natural and OAK grey is located in the Volksbank Freiburg headquarters and in the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.


Its central location opposite Freiburg's main railway station makes the Volksbank Areal the gateway to the city. The design of the interiors of the Volksbank branch and boardroom as well as the interior of the hotel was undertaken by the renowned architecture firm with headquarters in Hamburg. As a reference to the nearby Black Forest, Hadi Teherani takes up the idea of trees in the forest in an abstract way with the lamella structure of the façade.


In the interior, designed by Hadi Teherani's Interior Design Department, dark, anthracite-coloured surfaces and stainless steel stand for timeless style. Wooden surfaces such as the engineered wood flooring from the Open Frameworks Design Edition impressively underline the warm yet elegant atmosphere. The oak engineered wood planks of the Open Frameworks Design Edition by Hadi Teherani offer an unlimited variety of design options for the total of four different plank formats thanks to an innovative click system with a loose tongue, as they can be combined with each other in any way desired. In the Volksbank lobby and meeting rooms, as well as in the 4-star Courtyard by Marriott business hotel, the engineered wood flooring in two different shades of oak creates an authentic, cosy atmosphere. At the same time, the interplay of the different plank formats perfectly emphasises the modernity of the new headquarters.


The Volksbank-Areal was opened for its intended use in the summer of 2021 after a construction period of around three and a half years.


All the facts at a glance:

Place: Freiburg im Breisgau

Assortment: Engineered wood flooring

Product: Open Frameworks Design Edition by Hadi Teherani

Format: System plank

Year: 2021


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