Photo Courtesy of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop
In 2015, Kum & Go announced that the world-famous Renzo Piano would be designing its new HQ in Des Moines, Iowa.
The building, dubbed as the “Krause Getaway Center,” features a 100-foot tall, 159,000-square-foot building wrapped in glass panels. Taking over 4,000 tons of steel to support over 6 stories of heavy glass, the center cost around $150 million in total to complete. You can check out the full gallery here.
“Lightness, simplicity and openness are the main concepts expressed in the design. The four vast planes flying over the site will emphasize the lightness and the transparency of the building, and will dialogue with the sculpture park nearby.” – Renzo Piano
Today, there are 300+ employees working in the new building, but it is designed to hold up to at least 800 when fully occupied. Employees get to enjoy amenities such as a fully equipped game room, a workout facility, lockers to store personal buildings, and even the freedom to work in any space they find in the building.
Kum & Go is only one of nine businesses housed at this new headquarters owned by Krause Holdings Inc. The purpose of Kum & Go’s new building is to further promote the Krause family business, providing its employees a collaborative workspace to encourage creativity.
As if that wasn’t cool enough, Kum & Go is opening some areas of its HQ doors to the public. Yes, that means that after taking a stroll in the nearby sculpture park, civilians will be able to explore this natural extension of the sculpture park if they choose do so.
The Projectmates team congratulates Kum & Go on the awesome looking new headquarters! Kum & Go uses Projectmates Construction Project Management Software to manage all construction projects for various types of c-store prototypes, including new construction, expansion, renovation, and remodel projects. To learn more about how Kum & Go utilizes Projectmates, you can read the full press release here.
“It’s great to see company’s desire for amazing architecture and for creating outstanding structure and spaces for its people!”
– Hemant Bhave, AIA, Vice President at Projectmates by Systemates, Inc.
About Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano is an Italian architect and known for his delicate and refined approach to building, having many pieces deployed in museums and other buildings worldwide. After being awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1988, he has been compared to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Brunelleschi, highlighting "his intellectual curiosity and problem-solving techniques as broad and far ranging as those earlier masters of his native land."
About Kum & Go
Kum & Go is a 24-hour convenience store chain, operating over 430 locations spanning 11 states throughout Midwest United States. The c-store provides products and services such as drinks, snacks, fresh food, and a selection of quality fuel products. Kum & Go prides itself in not only maintaining a standard of excellent service, but also in its dedication to the health and happiness of the communities that it serves as well.
Projectmates is the one-stop shop for retail construction project management. With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, our owner-focused software caters to every facet of retail construction, including ground up, renovations, remodels, relocations, rollouts, and capital improvements. Whether you are a convenience store or gas station, a restaurant, grocery chain, or real estate developer for retail spaces, Projectmates has a solution to meet your unique business needs.
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