Rimac unveils plans for new €200m headquarters in Croatia
It even has sheep on site...
EV supercar manufacturer Rimac has just revealed the plans for its new €200 million headquarters in Croatia and it looks a lot like something Apple would house its offices.
The aim with this new development is to produce high-volumes of drivetrains and batteries for electric cars, something which Rimac does so very well. Now that they are part-owned by Hyundai, Kia and Porsche, they will be able to help them out too.
This entire project was designed by Croatian architecture firm 3LHD, and the headquarters will include a test track, a battery-testing-and-production facility, a command centre, staff relaxation lounges, a restaurant, a gym, a games room, a showroom, a museum, a kindergarten and individual accommodation ‘pods’ to host visitors overnight.
And if you thought that was enough, Rimac will also have a roof garden, an ‘urban swamp’ and parkland complete with grazing farm animals such as sheep (pictured).
Founder and CEO Mate Rimac said, “Just 10 years ago, this company was only me sitting in my garage and thinking about the best ways to develop electric performance vehicles and components. We have now reached a point where we need to build our long-term home in Croatia, and that’s exactly what the Rimac Campus is.
“The top priority of the project was to create the best possible working environment for our employees and to allow visitors and the public to enjoy the space and mix with Rimac employees.
"The Campus is our springboard to the growth plans we have over the next decade and beyond, strengthening us as niche hypercar maker, a leading tier-one supplier of electric performance technology to the world’s largest automotive manufacturers and an early mover in the worlds of autonomy and mobility," he added.
Construction is set to begin on the outskirts of Zagreb later this year, and the site is expected to open in 2023. It will be made up of two separate buildings, one for research-and-development and the other for production.
There will be space for more than 2500 employees and a long list of facilities that will make it a “unique, spectacular place”.