Alape works with designers in a spirit of partnership, helping them to turn their ideas into reality. Testament to Alape’s capability in this area is given by the example of the Post-Tower project, Deutsche Post World Net’s main administrative building in Bonn/ Germany. This special creation – a totally different kind of washplace, because of it’s very flat, stainless steel design – was produced by Alape in 2002 and awarded the Innovation Prize for Architecture and Technology in 2003.
Another example can be found in the Berlin Sony Centre. The office of Murphy/Jahn Architects of London and Chicago commissioned Alape to create washrooms for Sony’s European headquarters in Berlin/ Germany. Clear geometric shapes in steel and glass characterise this concept washplace, reflecting the deliberate transparency of the Sony Centre’s architecture.

Alape Custom Mades: Expert Partners for Individual Washplace Solutions

Over a period of more than 10 years, Alape, the Germany-based enabler of individual bathroom architecture, has gained great experience in the planning, design and implementation of project-specific washroom solutions. In its ‘Custom Mades’ division, Alape enables architects and planners to create individual washplace solutions and made to order special designs. Advice and project management is provided by the company’s independent customer service department.


All of Alape’s project-related washplace solutions are based on washbasins produced by the company itself, completed with washstand counters, mirrors, lights and accessories, as well as Alape’s own range of washroom furniture. The company works with every material relevant to quality washplace design, such as glassed and stainless steel, aluminium, wood, glass, natural stone, marble, granite and mineral-matter solid surfaces. Even in difficult or unusual spaces, Alape always comes up with the ideal solution, finding fitting homes for every component of the washplace, appropriate to its intended use.

Alape enables customers to create individual solutions, even when working with products from the company’s standard range of washstands. These are made of a quite unique material, glassed steel – a compound made of a steel body that is both strong and light at the same time, and a high quality, homogenous glass surface. Thanks to the surface’s special thin layer technology, glassed steel is resistant to knocks and scratches, brightly coloured, long-lasting and totally hygienic. This material is characterised by its outstanding surface quality of space an precision. As a result, glassed steel offers incomparable purity of form. Washstands made of glassed steel can be individually altered for each project. Even if only one item is being manufactured, dimensions and basin positions can be varied, and items can be produced in any RAL colour, with tap fittings and lotion dispensers in a wide variety of different positions.

Alape was founded in 1896, and produces high quality bathroom fittings of wood and metal. The company supplies everything from individual components such as built-in and surface-mounted washbasins and complete units such as washstands, mirrors and furniture systems, to whole vanity units and washrooms for private and public use. Alape employs some 200 people on two production sites in Goslar, and has been a member of the Dornbracht Group since 2001.

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