Castellmühle Krefeld: GoodMills Group Building

Castellmühle Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia Building Development, NRW German Modern Commercial Architecture

Castellmühle, Krefeld: GoodMills Group, North Rhine-Westphalia

14 December 2021

Design: ATP architects engineers

Location: Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany – located northwest of Düsseldorf

Castellmühle, Krefeld: GoodMills Group, North Rhine-Westphalia

Construction of a new production plant for the GoodMills Group

GoodMills Krefeld, DE
Integrated design: ATP architects engineers, Vienna
Construction start: 06/2018
Completion: 02/2021

Castellmühle, Krefeld: GoodMills Group, North Rhine-Westphalia

Photos by Felix Friedmann

Castellmühle Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia

The milling company GoodMills commissioned the Vienna office of ATP ar-chitects engineers to provide integrated design services for Europe’s most modern mill due to its many years of experience of food production. The state-of-the-art plant has an annual milling capacity of 408,000 tons of grain and sets new standards for product safety, hygiene, and energy efficiency that far surpass any statutory requirements.

Castellmühle, Krefeld: GoodMills Group, North Rhine-Westphalia

In order to optimally support the core processes of the complex – the milling of wheat and rye and the delivery and distribution of grain and flour – ATP’s design team designed a simple, closed complex, whose form fully follows its function. The bulkier building elements (preliminary cleaning plant and grain silo) are arranged to permit trimodal goods handling. This means that the grain can be delivered via all modes of transport: train, truck, and ship.

Castellmühle, Krefeld: GoodMills Group, North Rhine-Westphalia

A special challenge to the design and building processes was the slipform construction method, which was combined with conventional reinforced concrete construction. The reasons for adopting this approach to the use of formwork included the rapid progress on site that it permits. The method’s positive side effect: “The smooth fair-faced concrete is completely homogeneous and has neither anchor holes nor any traces of formwork. It actually looks like a textile surface and enjoys a quality of concrete finish that is rarely found in industrial buildings,” explains the architect and ATP Lead Project Manager Ingo Koller.

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Castellmühle Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia – Building Information

Client: Kampffmeyer Mühlen GmbH (today: GoodMills Group GmbH)
Location: Krefeld, DE
Construction start: 06/2018
Completion: 02/2021
Gross floor area: 23,000 m2
Gross built volume: 217,000 m3

Integrated design: ATP architects engineers, Vienna
Lead project manager: Ingo Koller

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External planning partners:
– Infrastructure: Dorsch International
– Slipform construction: Wörle Sparowitz Ingenieure (structure), Gleitbau Salzburg (consultancy), Bitschnau (execution)
– General contractor construction/finishes: Heitkamp
– Specialist plant: Bühler
– Building services execution: Apleona (HVAC), Frings (electrical)
– Ship-loading – cranes: Neuero
– Ship-loading – sheet-piling enclosures: Ingenieurbüro Schumacher
– Jetty: Hülsken
– Emissions law submission: Sareen

Credits: Reproduction free of charge if credit is given
Text: ATP architects engineers
Plans: © ATP architects engineers
Photos: © ATP/Friedmann

Photo/Credits: Fotograf/Photographer: Felix Friedmann

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