ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research
Hamburg / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical ResearchHamburg / Germany
Customer:FAP First Aviation Property Development Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH / ReGe Hamburg Projekt-Realisierungsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg
Gross floor area:24.000 m²
End of construction:2016
Location:Hein-Saß-Weg 22, Hamburg-Finkenwerder
Right in the vicinity of Airbus factory premises, the city let the area for the new building of techcenters on Steendiek Channel. Tenant had been the Applied Aeronautical Research Center. The architectural design is achieved by PSP through a competition in 2011. The five-storey building has the size of app. 100mx100m. The escape routes are led over external balconies. On a floor area of more than 25,000 sqm, ZAL offers space for app. 600 jobs. The main entrance is located in the middle part of the building with an exhibition hall, auditorium and adjoining canteen overlooking the canal. Above the main entrance, three storeys are suspended from the main structure. The administration is housed here as the shape is a reminiscent of an aircraft fuselage. From here, the view extends into the surrounding area and onto the parking lot in front of the building, just like an airfield. Both of the two wings of the building houses the laboratories, workshops as well as the large workshops, where purposes of research and tests can be carried out on the entire aircraft parts. The halls have a span width of 30 m and are supplied with daylight via generous clear glass facades, where experiments on components of aircrafts can be tested and researched. The laboratories located inside the halls are accessed through open corridors, thus providing a quick interaction between the work at the desk and the object.

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Airbus Equipment-Structure Assembly Hall 261
Hamburg / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
Airbus Equipment-Structure Assembly Hall 261Hamburg / Germany
Customer:Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
Gross floor area:48.000 m²
End of construction: (1./2./3. BA): 2006 / 2009 / 2013
Location:Airbus-Werksgelände, Kreetslag 10, Hamburg-Finkenwerder
Hall 261 houses facilities for structural and equipment assembly. Specifically, there is two production steps as, the front and rear body sections of the aircraft constructed in aluminum half shell structure are first assembled and then equipped with all flight-critical systems (media, cables, hydraulics, etc.) before the individual sections are transported to other European locations for final assembly. Currently this is the Airbus A330, whose final assembly is carried out in Toulouse. However, the architectural design of the hall is characterized by its adaptability to different types of aircrafts, planned from the outset in several phases. Thus, in the course of the first construction phase completed in April 2006, the entire hall was built, but for the time being only the southern part was equipped. The structure is designed to extend the building to the east direction up to a maximum length of 360 meters. In order to be able to install the new aircraft type A350 here as well, the hall was extended in 2009 in the second construction phase, from 120 to 184 meters during ongoing production operations and its northern half is fitted out. The main supporting structure consists of two ten-meter-high steel trusses, which run outside over the building and give the roof its characteristic appearance. The secondary structure located inside the hall is attached to it so that the entire roof structure is supported by four outer columns. Due to the location on waterside, the complete base of the hall is a deep foundation on reinforced concrete piles. The hall extension built in 2009 houses, among other things, the area of residual preservation. In the so-called ""ReKo-Box"", for example, the rivet joints of individual components are permanently preserved in a manual preservation process. This part of the building, constructed in solid construction, is connected to the secondary areas via an access zone and in addition, logistics platforms are arranged on several levels in front of the north and south blocks, for circulation of the site. The facade was designed entirely as metal facade. During the extension, the gable area of the first construction section was completely dismantled, temporarily stored and reused for the new east facade.

Lufthansa Maintenance Hangar
Berlin / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
Lufthansa Maintenance HangarBerlin / Germany
Customer:Lufthansa Technik AG, Objekt- und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg
Gross floor area:9.000 m²
End of construction:2012
Ubicación:Flughafen BER, Berlin-Schönefeld
The concept development for the new construction of the Line Maintenance Hangar (maintenance and servicing) at Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI) is essentially based on the requirements of function and economic efficiency. The structure is clearly articulated from outside as two main functional areas hangar, as the logistics and operational ancillary areas. The size of the hangar follows the geometry of a wide-bodied aircraft such as the A380. Directly behind the gates, a roof elevation is formed to accommodate the tail unit. In the elevation area, a roller door is provided to be opened when necessary. Smaller aircrafts may enter the hangar freely. The entrance for the aircraft is optimized by a complete opening possibility on the air-side facade. The gates are moved to the maximum opening for large aircraft in lateral parking positions adjacent to the hall. For this purpose, a filigree steel construction is erected on both sides of the hangar. Due to the door opening along the entire hall width, the load transfer of the roof structure can only be distributed on three sides of the hall. The main structure consists of three truss girders made of steel. They span the entire hangar over a length of 85m, allowing a column-free interior. The facade is inclined outwards in the upper part, so that the building reflects the radar rays on the ground. The preference of façade materials is based solely on industrially produced products. The closed facade parts are covered with metal sandwich panels. Upper window strips on the walls are made of acrylic glass complying the best thermal insulation quality. So they can be used besides the exposure, at the same time as heat exhaust surfaces in case of fire. The doors are also made of acrylic glass, enabling translucent, glare-free daylight into the hall. The transparent areas in the lower part of the gates allow the staff to make eye contact with the runway and the terminal. The logistics and ancillary area building is docked to the side of the hangar. This enables both an optional delivery from the outside, as well as the shortest possible connection paths from the logistics to the hangar. This building has also a metal façade like the hangar. Compared to the use and the proportions of the hangar, it is structured a little more fragmented. The metal panels are painted in a darker shade of gray performed in a roughly corrugated surface. Thus, this building appears independent from the large hangar. Image Rights: PSP Architekten Ingenieure

VW Automobile Plant
Pacheco / Argentina

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
VW Automobile PlantPacheco / Argentina
Building:Extension and renovation
Customer:Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg
End of construction:2012
Location:Pacheco bei Buenos Aires, Argentinien
The VW production plant is located 35 km outside of Buenos Aires in an industrial zone on the famous Panamericana in General Pacheco. The former Ford plant was taken over by VW in 1980, led in 1987 as the joint venture Autolatina and has been independent since 1995 and yet to be extended with partially new buildings. The factory produces various models of the VW Group - currently the Suran and Amarok. Since many of the old buildings no longer conformed the corporate standard and also the production of the SUV Amarok, conversions and extensions got necessary. PSP was commissioned in 2011 to support the local VW construction department in planning and execution phases and to ensure the implementation of the Group's guidelines all through. The following sub-projects were realized during the activity on site at the plant: • Extension of the assembly hall • Extension of body shell manufacturing / pilot hall • New contruction of paint shop / mixing plant • New contruction of high-bay warehouse • New contruction of office building (Karobau / Lack) • Conversion / new construction of exhibition hall • New contruction of warehouse • New construction / renovation of sanitary facilities • Extension of the canteen For all construction projects, it was particularly important to take account of the global corporate standards and elements of corporate identity and apply them in Argentina. The implementation of the guidelines and specifications required a particularly complex planning and close coordination with the executing companies and an intensive control of the construction site, that PSP took the responsibility for. Image Rights: Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg / PSP Architekten Ingenieure

Lufthansa Cargo
Frankfurt a.M. / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
Lufthansa CargoFrankfurt a.M. / Germany
Customer:Lufthansa Cargo AG
Gross floor area:29.400 m²
Processing period:Juni 2011
Location:Frankfurt am Main, Hessen

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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

medac Gesellschaft für klinische Spezialpräparate mbH
Wedel / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
medac Gesellschaft für klinische Spezialpräparate mbHWedel / Germany
Customer:medac Gesellschaft für klinische Spezialpräparate mbH, Wedel
Gross floor area:13.200 m²
End of construction:2010
Location:Wilfried-Mohr-Str. 1-5, Tornesch bei Hamburg
The main building is a research and logistics center in Tornesch near Hamburg. The delivery and administration areas are planned here. Glazing seperations inside the building support the transparent communication between employees. Special attention was also given to the design of the secondary areas. Thus, the corridors are communication centers, entrance areas become a meeting place, the wood-aluminum windows create a friendly working atmosphere, and sun protection also serves as daylight projection. Thanks to the free frame structure that enables a flexible use of the areas. The hall areas of the logistics are located following the main building, as an automatic small parts warehouse, a high-bay warehouse, and a refrigerator. The completion of the building includes the commissioning in different articles, manually compiled according to the respective order. Also in this area, advanced fit-out shall ensure the rapid and effective operation of all work steps. Large skylights serve for this purpose, the highest possible amount of glare-free daylight as transparent vistas among others, together with the alignment of the window surfaces to the north. Three years after the completion of the logistics center, this was expanded to include a high-bay warehouse. The fully automatic and person-free warehouse is installed in a silo construction. That provides the shelf system to simultaneously form a supporting and stiffening structure. The interior atmosphere of the storage room is rendered inert with nitrogen. The storage is protected by this reduction of the atmospheric oxygen content, to prevent the occurance of fires. The parapet and the exterior walls of the TGA rooms are provided with an architectural concrete cladding in accordance with the design of the existing building. This refers to the design elements, such as slopes, dark bands and horizontal division of the facade from the logistics building. As a result, the identity of both parts of the building is indicated by same "corporate design". Image Rights: Burkhard Katz, Hamburg; Julian Schülke, PSP Architekten, 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

Darwineum Zoological Garden
Rostock / Germany

SPECIAL CONSTRUCTIONS
Darwineum Zoological GardenRostock / Germany
Customer:Zoologischer Garten Rostock GmbH
Gross floor area:10.000 m²
End of construction:November 2009
Location:Zoologischer Garten, Rostock
The new building of Darwineum in the Zoological Garden Rostock, invites the visitors on a journey of evolution through time. This time travel starts just by the main entrance with a symbolic big bang. The forecourt of the building resembles a walkable lava landscape symbolizing the creation of matter, space and time. Along a path similar to the form of a DNA double helix, the visitor is directed to the evolution path of the exhibition areas. In the second area, the world of apes comes across. The tropical hall can be explored via paths, walkways and bridges. The orangutans are housed here. Since this species lives on trees in contrast to the gorillas, the viewing angles and observation levels for the visitors were also adjusted to this higher position of the tree dwellers - monkey and humans at eye level. On the other hand, the visitors´ passage to the inner enclosure of gorillas is at ground level and partly lowered in order to observe these animals at ground level. The tropical hall is covered by a canopy roof, which is divided into singular sails. These sails made of ETFE foil, are interlaced over each other and symbolize the leafy canopy of the jungle. Image Rights: 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

HELA Technical Center
Ahrensburg / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
HELA Technical CenterAhrensburg / Germany
Customer:HELA Gewürzwerke Hermann Laue GmbH, Ahrensburg
Gross floor area:650 m²
End of construction:2008
Location:Beimoorweg 11, Ahrensburg bei Hamburg
Technical center for Hermann Laue spice plant, named as Hermann Laue GmbH needed a new center on its premises in Ahrensburg. The building is a representative center for the development and presentation of new products. It was built in a central location on the site next to the canteen. It is accessed via a visitor path by the factory entrance. The porter area is integrated to the building at the entrance. Access for delivery traffic and employees are planned at the back of the building. The heart of the building is the presentation area with a large experimental kitchen and an auditorium. A flexible partition allows individual use of spaces. A landscaped courtyard brings daylight into the building and offers employees an outdoor living area. In experiment and development area, spice blends are created and new products are developed according to customer feedbacks. Further experimental kitchen and office areas are located also here. In the facility area, food and spices are processed and stored in small quantities. These areas and the foyer receive additional daylight over an incised courtyard. The building is designed as a single storey solid structure. The double shell facade receives red veneer bricks fitting to the exsiting structure. Well-arranged aluminum windows supply the building with daylight. The function of the building can be recognizable from outside. The round presentation area bulges outwards. The representative character of the building is enhanced by the precise detailing. Image Rights: PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

Airbus A320 Final Assembly Plant
Tianjin / PR China

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
Airbus A320 Final Assembly PlantTianjin / PR China
Building:Neubau eines Endmontagewerkes für einen Flugzeughersteller. MCA Handling Hangar, Logistic Centre, Powerhouse, Main Gate, Office Building, Canteen Building.
Customer:Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
End of construction:2008
Location:Tianjin / VR China
Final Assembly Line for the A320 Family Airbus Operations GmbH initiated in 2006, the planning of a new final assembly plant for the Airbus A320 in Tianjin, China. The port city of Tianjin is located 140km southeast of Beijing and is an industrial center, transportation hub and cultural point of the region. The factory borders the grounds of the international airport. It is the first production plant outside Europe. Components of the A320 received from the European plants of Toulouse and Hamburg are assembled here. Four aircrafts are to be completed each month. These are predominantly delivered to the Chinese market. PSP has handled this job as a general planner. On an area of 110ha, the aircraft factory was built with a large part of the essential production and infrastructure buildings according to German planning standards. The planning of further buildings was carried out by two other architecture firms. PSP ensured on-site quality control and supervision for the entire plant. The technical support was provided in close cooperation with Chinese planners and contractors. The site was planted with cotton fields that were crossed by ditches. The initial task was to open up the terrain and restore the infrastructure. All buildings were erected on piles, in conform with earthquake regulations. The entire construction period was limited to two years, as the first aircraft was to be delivered in 2009. PSP developed a design concept to give the complete planning a uniform appearance. The buildings are aligned in their cubature and height. Both the halls and the administrative buildings acquire flat roofs in different structures. All buildings are designed uniformly receiving a metal panel facade. The color of the panels is bright and emphasizes the metal character. Skylights supply the buildings with daylight. Special uses are highlighted by all-glass facades. Image Rights: CAPDI / PSP Architekten Ingenieure

STILL production halls and logistics center
Hamburg / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
STILL production halls and logistics centerHamburg / Germany
Building:Neubau von Produktionshallen zur Herstellung von Gabelstaplern (Halle 630, 627C, 148, 222), eines Logistik-Zentrums und einer Pförtnerloge sowie Erweiterungen und Umbauten
Customer:STILL GmbH Hamburg
End of construction:1995 bis 2008 (diverse Neubauten sowie Erweiterungen)
Location:Berzeliusstr. 10, Hamburg-Billbrook
Still is a global manufacturer of forklift trucks and warehouse equipments. In the period from 1995 to 2008, we supervised the construction of new production halls for the manufacture of forklifts, a logistics center, a porter facility and various extensions and conversions. The factory premises is situated in the industrial area of Hamburg-Billbrook. The new Service Center was emerged on the busy corner from Wöhlerstraße and Berzeliusstraße. As part of the CI company, an advertising tower was erected directly on the corner. A steel structure displays forklifts on several levels. The corrugated metal façade behind, forms a calm background and takes the company logo on. The adjoining administrative building is provided with a transparent facade area, from where the functions of the warehouse technology become visible behind. The aim was to upgrade a simple industrial construction so that it provides a worldwide operating forklift manufacturer, an appropriate platform for presenting its products. Image Rights: Julian Schülke, PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

Airbus A380 Spares Center, Central Warehouse
Dubai / UAE

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
Airbus A380 Spares Center, Central WarehouseDubai / UAE
Customer:Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
Gross floor area:7.000 m²
End of construction:2007
Location:DAFZA Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, Flughafen Dubai / VAE
The building is used for rapid supply of spare parts for Airbus aircraft, especially the A380 in the Arab / Asian region. All required spare parts from special screws to the fin can be found here. The spare parts warehouse is divided into two sections. One is the large block and pallet warehouse for large components and the other is the small elements warehouse. There are two floors above the small parts warehouse which is three-storey and partially located in the basement. Furthermore, there are parking spaces for the office workers and technical areas in the basement, such as the sprinkler tank. The funktions are eligible on the facade. The administrative block is built in massive structure, whereas a glass-aluminum curtain wall facade is acquired in the upper two floors. The ground floor area behind which the spare parts warehouse is concealed is cladded with horizontal metal grids. The warehouse is built in steel structure, covered with large metal panels. For a good supply of daylight in the warehouse, three window bands provided. 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

Sports and adventure pool nautimo
Wilhelmshaven / Germany

SPECIAL CONSTRUCTIONS
Sports and adventure pool nautimoWilhelmshaven / Germany
Customer:SWW Stadtwerke Wilhelmshaven
Gross floor area:10.000 m²
End of construction:2007
Location:Friedenstrasse 99, Wilhelmshaven
The task ordered by the Stadtwerke Wilhelmshaven includes the design and realization of a contemporary, functional and economical leisure pool. In this project, the design idea was to combine the various functions and areas of the pool visually and logistically and still have the possibility of a separate use. The main access is carried out starting from the existing parking lot over a selective route outside, to the centrally located foyer. Here visitors can already immerse themselves visually in the adventure water world through a generous glass front. Clearly structured different areas of use, such as the changing rooms for the swimming pool and sauna, physiotherapy and public catering are connected to the foyer as the central distributor link. A perforated facade conceals these intimate uses such as the changing rooms, shower / sanitary areas and treatment rooms, allowing only desired and precise inner views. On the other hand, from the wide hall rooms of the swimming, adventure and sauna areas, large, floor-to-ceiling windows open up to the south and west with soft shapes and vivid colors, allowing the view of the gardens. The swimming pool area includes several functions. The total of approx. 1,000 sqm of water surface is distributed over a spacious hall area with various pools and attractions such as a waterslide. The respective uses are distinguishedfrom each other by different geometrical shapes, from clear lines to organic forms. Type of the building: swimming pool with sports and adventure pool, diving pool with 3m-jump platform, children's pool, tube slide, outdoor pool, sauna world and physiotherapy area Image Rights: Photo-Design Klaus Schreiber, Wilhelmshaven / Iwersen Architekten GmbH, Wilhelmshaven / PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

Airbus A380 Equipment Assembly Hall 245/246
Hamburg / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
Airbus A380 Equipment Assembly Hall 245/246Hamburg / Germany
Customer:Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
Gross floor area:22.000 m²
End of construction:2006
Location:Airbus-Werksgelände, Kreetslag 10, Hamburg-Finkenwerder
Directly in the vicinity of the Equipment-Structure Assembly Hall, on the west side, is the equipment assembly hall specially designed for the A380. Here, the Airbus flagship, which is being produced in close cooperation in various European locations, is given its interior fittings, the cabin interiors, the casing and the seats are mounted. Two copies of the world's largest passenger plane can be processed simultaneously in this hall. Since the machines arrive here in the already final assembled state, the two building sites have an enormous column-free area. The main structure of the building is formed by the ten-meter-high external steel trusses, which carry the secondary structure of the interior below the roof level. Apart from the structure, the shape of the building characterizes the appearance of the 195 x 82 meter hall. The rectangular basic shape is broken through the so-called nose-scoops docking on the northern facade as well as the tail-scoops protruding from the roof, which accommodate the nose and the fin of the A380. By this sense, the building shape follows the contour of the aircraft and thus optimizes the volume of hall. The south facade consists mainly of closed 17 meter high sliding gate elements that can be moved up to building width. Partial glazings are integrated into the doors for the supply of natural light to the workplaces in the hall. The tail-scoops above the gates can also be opened; they are equipped with double-wing swing gates. On the north side, all ancillary rooms are housed in a six-storey block. The façade is designed in accordance with the functional requirements behind it - in the production and social areas as well as the areas of vision from office and stairwells, window bands with openable wings create transparency, while in other parts of the facade they are arranged together with the thermally insulated metal cassettes. Image Rights: PSP Architekten Ingenieure, 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

Airbus A380 Paint Shop
Hamburg / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
Airbus A380 Paint ShopHamburg / Germany
Customer:Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
Gross floor area:42.200 m²
End of construction:2004
Location:Airbus-Werksgelände, Kreetslag 10, Hamburg-Finkenwerder
The shape of the building, with the geometry adapted to two aircraft, was created through an optimization method between user requirements for the painting process, the technical possibilities of the work platforms and the expected costs for the construction and operation of the paint shop. The effective area distribution is characterized by the actual painting area, which occupies about 80 percent of the floor space. On the ground floor there are two places for the final painting of A380. Over teleplatforms, the workers are able to move around the plane; a recessed air extraction in the floor ensures well-working conditions. The exhaust air towers of this extraction system characterize the appearance of the structure in addition to the shape of the building and the shimmering facade of metal sandwich panels. The supporting structure of the building has been developed based on the requirements of a column-free hall space, the integration of a scoop in the roof structure and the possibility of complete east facade opening by sliding gates for retracting and extending the aircraft. The roof structure of the entire hall was planned as steel structure without fire protection requirements. The main structure is outside the enclosed space: 10-meter-high trusses span the entire building. The hall floor, the basement floors of the ventilation centers, the rainwater basin and the ventilation ducts were deeply founded on reinforced concrete piles. Components located below the hall slab are all made of watertight concrete since they are submerged in the groundwater. Image Rights: Oliver Heissner, Hamburg

Orangutan House
Hamburg / Germany

SPECIAL CONSTRUCTIONS
Orangutan HouseHamburg / Germany
Customer:Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft Tierpark Hagenbeck, Hamburg
Gross floor area:1.000 m²
End of construction:2004
Location:Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2, Tierpark Hagenbeck, Hamburg
Since the ape house from the 1960s, no longer met the requirements of a modern, animal welfare and certainly not the expectations of an enlightened audience, the Hagenbeck Zoo decided to build a landmark facility for orangutans. The prevailing climate in Hamburg does not justify an outdoor grounds in addition to an indoor unit, therefore the new orangutan home was planned as a covered outdoor enclosure. It is covered with a hemispherical dome of 32 meters in diameter, which can be the halfway opened. The sleeping and night places as well as the rooms for feeding preparation and staff and technical rooms are located in the base of the dome structure. The ribbed dome is made of steel profiles and covered with multi-layered ETFE membranes. This sturdy fluoropolymer resin offers several advantages over a glass cover. The folio material allows UV light into the interior, thus ensuring plant growth. The shading is achieved by silver dot printing. The separation within the jungle house between the enclosure and auditorium should be as natural as possible. Therefore, no fence systems were used – instead water surfaces, ditches, rock concrete and glass panes serve as barriers. The building was honored as ""Building of the Year"" in 2004 by the Architect and Engineer Association Hamburg. Image Rights: Wetzel & von Seht, Hamburg

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

BMW branch
Hamburg / Germany

SPECIAL CONSTRUCTIONS
BMW branchHamburg / Germany
Customer:TACET Grundstücksvermietungsgesellschaft mbH, Düsseldorf
Gross floor area:7.800 m²
End of construction:2002
Location:Osdorfer Landstrasse 50, Hamburg-Osdorf
This new subsidiary of Hamburg branch is mainly responsible for the sale of new automobiles, spare parts and accessories. The curved facade enhances the dynamic demands of the car brand. The two-storey curtain facade provides insights into the overall space of the exhibition hall and acts as a large display window. At the same time, the night effect of the large glass surfaces with the illuminated vehicles lends the street intersection a unique character. In the exhibition hall new cars are presented on two levels, which are connected by a glass staircase and an open car lift. The ground floor houses the reception, the customer admission, the spare parts sale, the waiting area for the delivery of the new cars as well as some offices and ancillary rooms. Upstairs there are further offices. In addition to twelve workshop places with lifting platforms, the adjacent block comprises the spare parts storage, the mechanical repair area, the plumbing, ancillary rooms and upstairs, further office space that extends beyond the customer parking areas. There are parking spaces throughout the basement, and to the east of the building there is an additional five-level parking platform. The building was generated as a mixed construction of steel and reinforced concrete. 60 percent of the reinforced concrete elements were delivered to the construction site as semi-fabricated parts. The workshop area was broadly built as steel construction. In addition to the curved curtain facade of the exhibition hall, the rest parts of the facades were assigned with wavy or flat metal sheets. From the point of view of sustainability, a water recycling plant has been installed and the natural ventilation of the rooms has been enabled. Image Rights: Julian Schülke, PSP Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg

YXLON Laboratory, Production and Administration Building
Hamburg / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
YXLON Laboratory, Production and Administration BuildingHamburg / Germany
Customer:IVG Immobilien AG, Hamburg / VALAD Property Group, Berlin
Gross floor area:10.700 m²
End of construction:2002
Location:Essener Bogen 15, Hamburg-Langenhorn
YXLON International is the leading provider of industrial X-ray and computed tomography systems for non-destructive materials testing. PSP was entrusted with the new building of the company headquarters with connected production. The property is located in the industrial zone Langenhorn in the north of Hamburg and is also easily accessible by public transport. The building is divided into two volumes. The administrative block extends to the main street, the Langenhorner Chaussee. At the right angle of this block, 50m long hall develops parallel to the train platforms. Here are the workshops, laboratories, production areas and a high-bay warehouse. The entire building was constructed as prefabricated reinforced concrete structure with curtain-ventilated metal facade. The defining elements of the office sections are the horizontal shading elements. Metal lamellas are mounted directly above the windows. The south facade of the high-bay warehouse towering behind the delivery is completely covered with photovoltaic elements. In the window bands of the south facade, light directing glasses were integrated for the reduction of the daylight supplement lighting and thus the energy requirement. Image Rights: Dirk Robbers, 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

Lilly Research and Laboratory Building
Hamburg / Germany

RESEARCH | INDUSTRIAL
Lilly Research and Laboratory BuildingHamburg / Germany
Customer:IVG Immobilien AG, Hamburg
Gross floor area:15.000 m²
End of construction:1999 (2012 Umbau für die Evotec AG)
Location:Essener Bogen 7, Hamburg-Langenhorn
As a result of an investor competition, the research and laboratory building of Lilly Forschung GmbH was built on the site of IVG Immobilien GmbH in Hamburg-Langenhorn. The building is used for the research and development of new pharmaceutical active ingredients. Two-thirds of the utilization areas consist of laboratories in respective cleanroom classifications. These uses are housed in a four-storey building. It consists of two parallel blocks, which are connected through their end parts by coupling structures. The courtyard is vaulted with a glass roof. It supports natural ventilation and serves as additional usable area for various activities. For natural lighting of some rooms in the basement, the courtyard is lowered in some parts. The lower level is decorated with white gravel and a Mediterranean vegetation. In a stage between the two levels there is a pool of water, which also connects the parallel building blocks optically. A bridge crosses over the pit of the pool, passing from the lobby to the terrace of the canteen. The structure of the building was acquired as prefabricated reinforced concrete; so that the specified short construction time could be conformed. While the exterior facades consist mainly of light metal cassettes with window bands or curtain facade elements, the facades to the inner lobby were designed throughout with glass in its most diverse possible applications. The color range of the building with its metallic-glass character emphasizes the high-tech claim of inner use. The focal point here is the red cube inserted above the entrance hall, housing the conference center. Image Rights: Dirk Robbers, Hamburg