Barry Callebaut Headquarters

Novum Design Award

Interior Design Category



Project Title

Barry Callebaut Headquarters

Project Function


Project Location

Zurich, Switzerland

Project Tags

chocolate, office, workplace, interior

Office Name

Evolution Design

Team Members

Evolution Design

Office Link


Evolution Design

Project Description

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, relocated its Zurich-based headquarters to a new building, commissioning Evolution Design to design the new offices.

The project brief was to create a strong connection to Barry Callebaut’s culture and its confectionary products. To respond to the brief, the architects conceived a design concept that reflects the variety of flavours, aromas and textures of cocoa products. A myriad of materials, patterns, haptics and graphics have been applied: Textures of wood and different fabrics, natural materials, like the upcycled cocoa husk flooring, saffron flower wallpaper, cork and moss, and a combination of earthy colours reflect the chocolate company’s ethos of sustainability, innovation and sensory pleasure.

An integrated chocolate academy enables staff and visitors to watch the chocolatiers creating new products and taking part in masterclasses, while an internal staircase connects cosy coffee hubs on all three floors, encouraging staff circulation and creating a sense of a journey through the various zones.

Project Link

Image Credits

Peter Wuermli

Barry Callebaut Headquarters


DESIGN SCORE:      /100

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