OFFICE BUILDINGS

Office and commercial building of Große Burstah
Hamburg / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Office and commercial building of Große BurstahHamburg / Germany
Customer:BIG BAU Unternehmensgruppe, Kronshagen bei Kiel
Gross floor area:4.700 m²
End of construction:2011
Location:Großer Burstah 42, Hamburg-Innenstadt
Between Alster and Elbe, directly behind the town hall and the chamber of commerce, the new commercial building in the Große Burstah with Hanseatic charm is emerged. The property is located in a prime location in the center of Hamburg. At the front of the building runs the street Große Burstah, and in the back the building borders the Mönkedammfleet. The new building is an eight-storey commercial building with a basement. The ground floor area is predominantly designed for retail use, while office spaces are planned on the typical floors and the top floor. The retail areas on the ground floor have floor-to-ceiling windows that face the busy street to the front, offering a Hanseatic view of the canal to the visitors at the backside. High window fronts that provide naturally illuminated rooms also characterize the seven office floors of the new commercial building. The layout and the outfit of the surfaces allow the user various individual possibilities of design. The penthouse floor offers an impressive view of the historic warehouse district and the river Elbe. This can be enjoyed particularly well from the long panoramic balcony here. The bright natural stone facade fits elegantly into the environment. In a subtle division, it takes up both the lines of the historic office buildings and the typical design elements of the surrounding modern commercial buildings. This creates a direct link between the past and the present - an appealing contrast that shapes the cityscape in Hamburg's origins. On the back, towards the canal, a classic brick façade was chosen as modelling the office buildings around. The long and thin formats of the selected bricks, in combination with the straight and cantilevered window openings, form a contemporary interpretation of the office buildings. Image Rights: Julian Schülke, PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

Town Hall “Stadthaus” of Buxtehude
Buxtehude / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Town Hall “Stadthaus” of BuxtehudeBuxtehude / Germany
Customer:Stadt Buxtehude
Gross floor area:7.000 m²
End of construction:2010
Location:Bahnhofstrasse 7, Buxtehude
The different departments of the city administration Buxtehude were allocated for a long time in different buildings over the city. In order to concentrate the administration in one place and create a representative building with a citizen-friendly concept for the citizen's office, the decision was made to erect a new building located centrally in the city. The new administrative center of the city Buxtehude is being built in an inner-city plot at the corner of Bahnhofstraße and Poststraße. The location is dominated by the shopping and business street Bahnhofstraße on one side and the river Este on the other side. A four-storey, elliptical structure projecting over this intersection area, marks the entrance and forms the pivot between the brick office block on Poststraße and the historical building from turn of the century on Bahnhofstraße, which is integrated into the complex. The various departments of the city administration Buxtehude are organized in this office block and the historical building. The elliptical structure is separated from the rest of the building by a gallery located in the three-storey entrance hall and offers space for public special functions such as municipal offices, mayor office and a large meeting room on the 3rd floor. The ellipse is also displayed as a special structure in the facade. With the full-surface glazing, it opens to the corner of Poststraße / Bahnhofstrasse, while the protected window-plaster facade of the historical building with its stucco elements appears to be closed and the brick facade of the office block with the wooden window bands reflects clearly structured division of offices inside the building. Image Rights: Burkhard Katz, Hamburg

Town hall of Bordesholm
Bordesholm / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Town hall of BordesholmBordesholm / Germany
Customer:Gemeinde Bordesholm / BIG-Städtebau GmbH Treuhändischer Sanierungsträger, Kronshagen
Gross floor area:4.000 m²
End of construction:2010
Location:Rathausplatz, Mühlenstrasse 7, Bordesholm
The town hall is the center of the redevelopment area "Ortszentrum Mühlenhof". Existing infrastructure such as the train station has been renovated. The development of the town hall is acquired from the south over the newly designed town hall square. Parking is located on the north of the building. The municipality of Bordesholm needed a new administration building with special uses on a net floor area of 2.056m². The task was to design an autonomous utilization unit for the administration. Structurally, this should have been united in an overall complex with complementary uses that resulted as a four-storey transom building. An angular, two-storey block enclosing the town hall square, complements the building. The main entrance is in the interface of both buildings. Here is the lobby and main entrance. As a complementary use, the registry office is in the 1st floor of the main block. For visitors, it can be reached via a staircase or elevator located at the arcades. So that it is usable independently from the administration area. On the ground floor are more audience-intensive areas such as social service agency, authority for citizen services, registry office, as well as information center and toilets for visitors and disabled. The assembly hall is located on the upper floor of the angular building. Daylight is supplied through a large roof dome. The facade is constructed as a double-shell masonry with a red-colored veneer brick. The veneer brickwork ends on the parapet of the 3rd floor and the pillar areas between the windows are cladded with thermally insulated aluminum panels in the color of the windows. So this area acts as a horizontal band forming a clear distinction to the roof. In order to shade the south facade, the roof cantilevers almost three meters. The light concrete panel appears to float above the building. The southwestern corner of the building houses rooms with special uses and is designed differently in the façade. On the ground floor there is a passage and the floors above receive a continuous glass system facade. Image Rights: Birgit Schewe, Kiel

Neuer Mohnhof, Business and Service Center
Hamburg / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Neuer Mohnhof, Business and Service CenterHamburg / Germany
Customer:IPB Projektgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
Gross floor area:12.600 m²
End of construction:2010
Location:Sachsentor 58, Hamburg-Bergedorf
The "Penndorf" department store built in the 1970s was empty and shall be revitalized. It marks the end of the Bergedorf pedestrian zone Sachsentor, situated at a central transport hub. PSP has renovated the building and rebuilt it in phases. Entire floors are given new uses. So today the first two floors are again used as sales areas, but on a much smaller scale. A practice floor with six different units is located on the second floor. The small-scale structures are illuminated by three incised inner courtyards. At the top is a kindergarden in the attic floor. One third of this floor is not built on and is used as an outdoor play area. The cubature of the entire complex was preserved and the architectural elements such as bay windows and cantilever components are integrated into the new concept. Newly created windows ensure sufficient exposure for the practice, office and nursery areas. An attached ventilation center refers to the roofs of the surrounding buildings. A combination of white plaster surfaces, the existing red bricks and an aluminum curtain facade made of anodised aluminum form the building complex. The structures are calmed down and the complex is perceived from different viewing angles as a unit. Image Rights: Burkhard Katz, Hamburg

Shipyard Building Ahrenkiel
Hamburg / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Shipyard Building AhrenkielHamburg / Germany
Customer:Reederei Christian F. Ahrenkiel GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
Gross floor area:5.000 m²
End of construction:2009
Location:An der Alster 45, Hamburg
The building fits into the existing structure of the block development, though embodies a symbol of urban planning due to its consistently classic building aesthetics. Typologically, the building does not follow the archetype of rational administrative building, instead finds expression in the tradition of office buildings. Therefore, functionality, simplicity and rigor specifies the ensemble. A clear volume anchors the new building in an aesthetically heterogeneous environment The inspiring center is the foyer behind the main entrance portal. It serves as an interface for the development of the building. The two naturally illuminated galleries connect either the inner courtyards or the storeys as communication areas. The ""command bridge"" is an independent, shiny metallic structure over the stone cubature. Full glass facades create visual relationships between the Alster and St.Georg. Two spacious terraces extend the room to the representation. The facades develop from the same principles of simplicity and motion as the building. The change of gray or white stone surfaces and large-scale glazing gives the clear shape of the building, a restrained elegance. The deeply incised windows and transition to the large glazings give the facade an interesting plasticity and vividness. Small architectural interventions on the floor-to-ceiling windows improve not only the lighting, but also find a modern, contemporary form for a traditional element of architecture. Perfect details are not least for durability and value retention. The work areas are distributed over single, double, quad and open-space offices, which can be changed flexibly when required, according to the facade grid. Decisive for the quality of the interiors are the "special places": communicative and semi-public areas such as terraces, lounge, wintergardens, meeting points and atriums. As "sunspots" they provide a unique atmosphere in the building. Meeting rooms and offices are created to be transparent facing the corridor zones. This results in a variety of insights and views. Image Rights: Klaus Frahm, Hamburg

ICP International Coffee Plaza Bürokomplex
Hamburg / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
ICP International Coffee Plaza BürokomplexHamburg / Germany
Design:RMP Richard Meier & Partners, New York
Customer:Am Sandtorpark GmbH & Co. KG und Entwicklungsgesellschaft „Sandtorpark Gebäude Nord“ mbH & Co. KG, Hamburg sowie Entwicklungsgesellschaft „Sandtorpark Gebäude Süd“ mbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
Gross floor area:28.000 m²
End of construction:2009
The scope of work from PSP was the execution planning, tendering and construction management for the implementation of the design from Richard Meier technically and structurally right. The property is part of the International Coffee Plaza, on Sandtorpark, in the HafenCity Hamburg. The ensemble consists of the tower, the building north and the building south. The tower with its 13 storeys above the ground forms the heart of this complex. The tower is accessed via a representative, two-storey entrance hall. This also serves as the elevator lobby. The ground floor is intended for a restaurant use. Its operation is completely separate from the upper floors. The use of upper floors is intended for office work. The rental areas can be either divided into single offices, or used as combined büros as well as open space offices. The facades are designed as glass / metal facades, with storey-high glazing in the office zones. Sun protection is provided by vertically arranged glass louvres in front of the windows. The east side is provided with a double facade. The sun protection is acquired here via electric motor-driven external blind systems arranged between the façade layers. All three buildings are connected via an underground car park. The particular challenge in our work was to conform the technical requirements with the precise design of the architect. Image Rights: Julian Schülke, PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

HAC Hamburg America Center
Hamburg / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
HAC Hamburg America CenterHamburg / Germany
Design:RMP Richard Meier & Partners, New York
Customer:Hamburg-America-Center Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Gross floor area:11.000 m²
End of construction:2009
The scope of work from PSP was here, the execution planning. The task was to implement the design technically and structurally right. The building is located in HafenCity on Sandtorkai near Magellanterrassen. It has 8 floors and includes various uses under one roof. On the ground floor and first floor is the actual Hamburg America Center with seminar rooms, a lecture hall, coffee shop, library and conference areas. Due to the topography, the ground floor is designed as a split level. The central facilities of the technical services and the sanitary facilities are located in the underground part. The building has complete basement, where the required parking spaces are arranged with mechanical equipments. From the 2nd to the 8th floor, office areas with variable partition options is proposed. An internal connecting staircase also allows office use over several storeys. On the 8th floor, all tenants achieve a roof terrace, which offers a wonderful view over the traditional ship port and the Elbphilharmonie. The facade is designed as glass curtain facade with openable wings. Partitions are covered with white metal panels. The particular challenge in our work was to conform the technical requirements with the precise design of the architect. It was quite often necessary to merge five to six trades at one detail point to fulfill the design requirements. The building is situated in a flood-prone area up to a height of 7.5m above sea level. Corresponding protective measures have been taken in the façade areas on the north and east sides, by pressure-resistant glazing and stop-log systems. Image Rights: Bildnachweis: Julian Schülke, PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

Commercial Bank of Ethopia
Addis Ababa / Ethiopia

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Commercial Bank of EthopiaAddis Ababa / Ethiopia
Customer:Commercial Bank of Ethopia
Construction Size:98.000 m²
End of construction:Oktober 2009
Location:Addis Abeba, Äthiopien
The state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia has several branches in Ethiopia and plans to build a "green building" as its headquarters in the central business district of Addis Ababa. The purpose of the building is to centralize functions, achieve maximum efficiency and unify multiple uses (conference center, shopping mall, public facilities and office space) in one building complex. The building shall turn its face outwards and promote a vibrant life on the street. The design intends a 35-storey tower above a 5-storey base with commercial center, service areas and 3-storey underground parking. The tower is divided into two sections per floor, which can be used separately and close in triangular form around an atrium. Three-storey terraces offer views into the countryside and across the city, allowing traverse-ventilation of the atrium. The triangular shape creates a south facade covered with photovoltaic elements, while the other two as north-west and north-east facades are emerged to minimize the sun's entry into the building. The curved corners of the tower helps the optimization of the wind load. The entire facades are provided as a double facade system for ventilation and after-cooling, which allows cross ventilation through openings in the atrium facades. The areas of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia are located on several levels so that the space can be extended when desired, anywhere above and to the adjacent second half. This allows maximum flexibility. The remaining floors of the tower are assigned to external office uses. A restaurant with spectacular views over the city perches at 125 m height. The basement floors are allocated by uses that ensure a revitalization of the building and thus in the evenings the public areas in front of the building are assured by shopping mall, convention center, fitness club, exhibition areas and training areas, which was a request of the promoter. The result is a new urban meeting place in Addis Ababa. Image Rights: PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

medac Office Building
Wedel / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
medac Office BuildingWedel / Germany
Customer:medac Gesellschaft für klinische Spezialpräparate mbH, Wedel
Gross floor area:4.000 m²
End of construction:2007
Location:Rosengarten 25, Wedel bei Hamburg
The new building is part of an urban complex that was built in Wedel in 1999 (main building) and 2002/2003 (extension building 2.BA/3.BA) as a research and laboratory building. The solitary building on Rosengarten 25 is used by the pharmaceutical company medac (Gesellschaft für klinische Spezialpräparate mbH) as an administration building and can be accessible within walking distance from the main building on Theaterstraße. Consisting of four aboveground and one underground storey, the building has overall dimensions of approximately 50 x 18 meters. With the help of parking pallets, the basement is used as two level underground parking. By staggering and projecting the upper storey lines, the building receives a characteristic cubature. On the longitudal sides, the second and third floors stagger back so that accessible roof terraces area formed. At the each southern and northern gable, the top storey cantilevers far out. As a structure-forming element, the building is enclosed by a pergola-shaped frame construction. The office areas are broadly defined as a two- or three-axis spaces. The office units are mostly single offices. To structure the individual areas, a floor-to-ceiling glass partition wall system was used. In addition, office filing cabinets integrated centrally into the glass partition wall serve for spatial separation. Due to the staggered building structure, the office rooms on the upper two floors have direct access to the outside terraces over the entire longitudal sides. On the top, the third floor is the largest meeting room of the house. Positioned in the approx. 6 meter cantilevered part of the building on the south side, this room floats above the main entrance and the entire street space and thus provides interesting views over the city as far as the Elbe. In the bottom of the cantilevered floor slab, a square recess (about 70 x 70 cm) was inserted in the two corners of the room. Through a double-glazed window a vertical view is offered, which extends 10 meters deep to the entrance area of the building. The facade of the reinforced concrete structure corresponds to the curtain wall facade of the headquarters on the Wedeler Theaterstraße. Standing formats alternate as closed, partly glazed and blue colored elements in an irregular sequence. Image Rights: Achim van Gerven, Hamburg

Norddeutsche Landesbank
Braunschweig / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Norddeutsche LandesbankBraunschweig / Germany
Customer:Nord/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank, Braunschweig
Gross floor area:11.400 m²
End of construction:2005
Location:Dankwardstrasse 1, Braunschweig
In 18 months of construction period, the ""new Leihaus"" built by the ducal architect Ernst Wiehe in the Neo-Gothic style, including parts of the neighboring former Pauliner monastery, was completely refurbished and extended with the new 3-storey elliptical customer hall in the former courtyard to the district government. The outer, under-protection facade was restored, the interior of the building was emptied extensively. The clear entrance and the exhilarating corrugated ceiling are the architectural prelude to the 3-storey open hall with elliptical ceiling openings and affiliated open galleries on the 1st and 2nd floor. The elliptical ""stone marketplace"" on the ground floor is the new center for the customers, various events such as reception, outdoor market, small concerts, etc. are applicable flexibly for the future. The vertical circulation in the ellipse is clearly visible through the space-forming element, spiral staircase composed of an oil pipeline tube with welded, folded steel steps reaching to the floors with glass balustrade. The top end is the elliptical glass roof, 22x30m, hanged by cable net structure with frameless glazing, which makes the outside world inside noticeable (one sees sun, passing clouds and thus shadows, hear calmly the rain like in a marketplace). Image Rights: Klemens Ortmeyer, Hannover

Office building Glockengießerwall
Hamburg / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Office building GlockengießerwallHamburg / Germany
Customer:IVG Immobilien AG, Hamburg
Gross floor area: 3.500 m²
End of construction:2003
Location:Glockengießerwall 19, Hamburg-Innenstadt
The eight-storey administration building occupies a prominent corner in the heart of Hamburg city center. Opposite is the Art Museum, within walking distance from the central train station and Alster lake. The building form is structured by using different types of facades and fits into the finely organized building structure of the city center. An arcade way on the ground floor also gives the building a horizontal outline. The corner of the building is designed as a double facade. The windows are made of lacquered wood which give the building a special color. Heat and sound protection is provided by colored aluminum profiles in front of a glass facade. Following on both sides, is a structure made of solid natural stone. Here, the windows are designed as double window system due to sound insulation reasons. The glass building towers over the natural stone facades by one storey. Image Rights: Julian Schülke, PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

medac Research and Laboratory Building
Wedel / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
medac Research and Laboratory BuildingWedel / Germany
Customer:medac Gesellschaft für klinische Spezialpräparate mbH, Wedel
Gross floor area:gesamt: 22.000 m²
End of construction:1999, Erweiterung 2./3. BA: 2002 / 2003
Location:Theaterstrasse 6, Wedel bei Hamburg
The city of Wedel in Schleswig-Holstein provided the company Medac, a building plot in the 'heart of the city' in 1997. The pharmaceutical company, founded formerly on Jungfernstieg in Hamburg, was looking for a plot for its growing business at that time, in order to create a representative building as its headquarters. For this purpose, there has been an invited competition for five renowned German architectural firms. On the one hand, the extraordinary appeal of the design task was to combine the different uses (logistics, high-bay warehouse, packaging, order picking, laboratory, shipping and administration) with the corresponding building requirements. On the other hand, it was a question of integrating a laboratory and production building in an inner-city residential area in such a way that it does not appear as a foreign body but fit into the environment and enhanced the overall situation in terms of urban planning and architecture. Apart from this, an analysis of the production processes was carried out in close consultation with the user, in order to achieve a compact and functional arrangement of the different areas. This is how the base of the building was arised, where production and storage are housed. The high-bay warehouse is embedded in the ground, so that the cityscape is not affected and the goods can be moved in and out by the shortest route. The entrance area is designed representative. This is clearly emphasized by a five-storey, glazed entrance hall whose effect is enhanced by a projecting, transparent steel canopy and 20-meter-high, free-standing columns. Within the building, open communication stations such as tea kitchens, team rooms, canteens or even public roof terraces were intentionally positioned at the busy crossroads. The curtain facade is subject to a strict removal grid. Due to the constructive idea to adjust the load-bearing structure with the shell, there was possiblity to visually break through this grid by hanging colored glasses of different heights in a playful way. Another highlight of the building is the transition to the extension building in the penthouse level. In order to make the interface clearly visible from the first to the second construction phase, an observation bridge was designed. The glass passageway is lined by 'light grass'. This lighting technology, which was specially developed for the project, is composed of different lengths of light stalks, whose fine acrylic glass tubes change their light rhythmically into eight different shades. Image Rights: Dirk Robbers, Hamburg

Office building Goldbekplatz
Hamburg / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Office building GoldbekplatzHamburg / Germany
Customer:GbR Goldbekplatz 3, Hamburg
Gross floor area:6.000 m²
End of construction:2002
Location:Goldbekplatz 3, Hamburg-Winterhude
The property is located directly on Goldbekkanal, surrounded by the industrial time residential development area of Winterhude. The idea was to bring the district to the water and use the building as an anchor point. Such a passage was originally there through the building to the canal and there is now provided a promenade. After consultations with the authorities, this basic idea results in today's sitting area on the waterfront and the transparent facade design. The four-storey office building is divided into two buildings. The vertical circulation is located between them. It leads down to the underground car park and ends at the top floor under a round roof, which forms the gateway to the auspicious roof terrace. A block adjoins directly the former factory. He absorbs their cubature and continues their massive impact in the perforated facade. Red colored plywood panels from the shipbuilding convey to the masonry of the existing buildings. The adjoining corner building is clearly differentiated from the existing one in its appearance. The building sets back and extends parallel to the canal. The modern appearance of this structure is supported by the external columns on the ground floor and the setbacks of the penthouse floor. The roof lying over the glass penthouse level seems to be almost floating. The entire building looks light as almost immaterial. The repetitive use of wood and glass supports the perception of both units as an ensemble. Wood, in the form of plywood panels, is placed in the foreground of the mediating structure. In the corners of the buildings, the ratio of wood and glass is the opposite. The reinforced concrete structure is cladded by a steel-glass facade; the partial infills are designed as horizontal bands in the recurring, red-colored plywood boards. Floor-to-ceiling windows open the offices to the environment with wooden opening wings, offering natural ventilation. In five glass core to the channel side, one stands over the water and can enjoy the view along the canal run. The sharp edge of both structures are prominent because of the precise development and execution of the details from one single source. Image Rights: Manfred Schulze-Alex, Hamburg

Administration building LBS headquarters
Hannover / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Administration building LBS headquartersHannover / Germany
Customer:LBS Norddeutsche Landesbausparkasse Berlin - Hannover
Gross floor area: 27.000 m²
End of construction:2001
Location:Kattenbrookstrift 33, Hannover-Bemerode
"The client requested an innovative, future-oriented new office building in the sense of the EXPO 2000 motto ""Man, Nature, Technology"". With a continuous 175 x 40 meter glass roof and an equally long, 18 meter high glass wall separated from the main road, four identical four-storey houses are arranged for 500 office workplaces. The headbuilding is a narrow house with special functions such as board, conference, visitor consultation and bistro. The green courtyards between the houses are designed with different themes of landscape architecture. Even they are not heated areas, they do not get colder than around 10 ° C in winter. With these heat buffer effect, all the offices also do not require heating. Image Rights: Klemens Ortmeyer, Hannover"

Administration building ORGA Smart Card Center
Flintbek / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Administration building ORGA Smart Card CenterFlintbek / Germany
Customer:ORGA Kartensysteme GmbH, Flintbek
Gross floor area:23.000 m²
End of construction:2001
Location:Konrad-Zuse-Ring 1, Flintbek bei Kiel
ORGA Kartensysteme GmbH is one of the international market leaders in the production and distribution of smart card systems. The Schleswig-Holstein branch in Flintbek near Kiel consists of an administration building and a production hall. The administrative building has an area of approximately 5,200 sqm, spread over four floors, accommodating 185 employees. Designed as a dual-purpose unit, it is characterized by a wood-aluminum facade with almost closed glazing and blue aluminum panels. In the neighboring production area, two halls of 1,700 sqm each have been connected by a central zone. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and mostly equipped according to cleanroom class 100,000.

Computer Science Center TU Braunschweig
Braunschweig / Germany

OFFICE BUILDINGS
Computer Science Center TU BraunschweigBraunschweig / Germany
Customer:Staatliches Baumanagement Braunschweig
Gross floor area:11.000 m²
End of construction:2001
Location:Mühlenpfordtstraße 23, Braunschweig
The property is located in the north of the city and completes the campus area. In the annex to a skyscraper, the urban concise corner is closed with the new building. The skyscraper was also built in the 70s by PSP after winning a competition. It forms the first stage of three planned buildings. The compact structure extends over six storeys. On the lower floors, there are workshops and laboratories, while on upper floors, the offices are arranged. The facade is clearly structured. An aluminum curtain wall facade forms the window bands. Parapets and lintels are covered with colored glass. The sun and glare protection is provided through external awnings. The top floor is stands as a setback, differentiated from the building. It is completely glazed with horizontal louvers cantilevering as a sunscreen. The entire building is optimized in its energy consumption. A large part of this penetrates to the atrium. It acts as a thermal buffer in winter, as the adjacent offices are heated via the atrium. In summer, the atrium serves for natural circulation of air. In one part of the west facade, the use of electrochromic glazing for sun protection is being experimented, so that the lighting of the workplaces may be controlled by the building automation depending on the daylight. The computer science center examines these measures for energy optimization in a monitoring process and refines them by evaluating the obtained measurement results. Image Rights: TU Braunschweig / Klemens Ortmeyer