At the headquarters of the Viessmann company in Allendorf (Eder), not far from the Thonet factory in the neighbouring town of Frankenberg, a new company restaurant has been built in an 80-by-30-metre, pavilion-style building made of steel, glass and wood. In this new space, Viessman, a well-known manufacturer of energy systems, can now provide lunch for 1,000 of its employees every day. The building, designed by the architect firm RSE Planungsgesellschaft, is however more than somewhere to serve food. While trends such as remote work and digital connectivity continue to dominate many people’s working lives, the staff canteen takes on special significance in companies where most of the work still has to be done on-site. It is a place to connect with others, a place where employees can take a break before heading back to work with a clear head. The Viessmann building not only features premium interior design, but also focuses on proving nutritious meals as an important part of the company’s health promotion measures.