Schwitzke & Partner

Former bank service hall in Bremen becomes ninth Manufactum Store

Manufactum has opened its ninth store in Germany in the heart of Bremen’s old town. The store’s total sales area of roughly 1,000 square meters includes a connected shop for the brand ‘brot&butter’. Schwitzke & Partner developed a new retail concept for the department-store chain “of good things”. The store is located in the landmarked building of Bremer Bank at Domshof in Bremen. The original building structure, however, has been preserved –the light-flooded former bank service hall is now the location of the new Manufactum department store. While it is not exactly typical for a retail sales outlet, for instance lacking shop windows, the store attracts customers thanks to its unmistakable character and historic charm. High ceilings and columns, dark wall panels, a colourful glass ceiling panel, and floors made of marble and wood – this is the setting for the new store concept.