Opened in April, the newly built Inkoop in Harpstedt places sustainability at the core of its design.
The store was built in cooperation with design and shopfitting company Interstore | Schweitzer and marks the fourth time that the two firms have worked together.
The entire building was constructed using a timber frame, with wall cladding made from Siberian larch installed on the outside and high windows providing plenty of natural light.
The store boasts a photovoltaic system on the roof, which, together with the concrete core activation system integrated into the floor, will enable it to be self-sufficient in energy in the medium term.
Another novel addition to the roof is an apiary, from which honey is produced that is then sold in the store. Inkoop is a partner of German retailer Edeka.
Interstore | Schweitzer: Think, Dream, Build
Interstore | Schweitzer is a family-owned design and shopfitting company, renowned globally for the realisation of food retail stores.
Its unique 'Think, Dream & Build' approach means the company combines retail strategy, design, creative and technical know-how from one source across the whole process.
From studios across Europe, award-winning design agency Interstore ensures high-level and innovative retail thinking.
Thanks to its global production facilities and logistics hubs, Interstore | Schweitzer can ensure that all ideas and concepts, developed together with its customers, are implemented on time and on budget.
Interstore | Schweitzer works with a wide range of clients across the spectrum, from fine food retailers through to discounters, realising projects of different sizes and needs.