Our headquarters NŒRD lie in the north of Zurich, in a district called Zurich-Oerlikon, and once you’ve finished reading this, you’ll know just how nerdy NŒRD really is.
Built this city on R'n'R
FREITAG thinks and works in cycles and so does their building. Built on a previously contaminated lot (why did you think it was vacant?), NŒRD starts by recycling the very land it’s built on.
As for the FREITAG production line, the Swiss perfectionists
• re-use rain water collected from NŒRD’s rooftops to wash their tarps
• re-use the relatively clean water of the last washing cycles of one load for the second cycle of the next load
• re-use the temperature of used water to heat up the rain water
• re-use all kinds of wasted material in «Biopoints» installed in the office tracts
According to expert calculations, saving water and energy will pay for the necessary investments in about, erm, 18 years.
Simplicity, longevity, sustainability
FREITAG takes 50% of its heat from waste power plants, uses a lush rooftop garden for inspiration and insulation, and pays a premium for hydroand solar electricity. It uses galvanized mesh wire fencing for its balconies, anodized steel for its doors, supersized insulating windows for light and lots and lots of straightforward, insulating concrete. It gets cold in Switzerland.
What’s happening now: At NŒRD, FREITAG has room to grow. To grow in professionalism, where a palette used to be one and the same truck tarp design, now every shipment is perfectly assorted. To grow in output, getting the production time down. Not to grow in waste production and energy consumption, looking at every step and every cycle not only through the eyes of business, but through the eyes of FREITAG.