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Hahn and Kolb Headquarters

Ludwigsburg, Germany

Short information

Building category
Office and Business
Products
Windows, Façades
Series
AWS 75 BS.HI, FW 60+.HI
Location
Ludwigsburg, Germany
Completion
2013
Architects
Hintersteininger Sigrid,Vogl Friedrich Glass und Metal
Specialist
Inoclad GmbH null
Picture credit
© David Franck

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Project details

Project description

With its new sales, technology and logistics centre, HAHN+KOLB Werkzeuge GmbH represents an architectural gateway to the Weststadt district of Ludwigsburg. The characteristic form of the buildings is intended to embody dynamism and innovation, two aspects of the company’s philosophy. In addition, the sloping façades create a dialogue between the low buildings in an adjacent allotment garden area and the urban context and also assume an urban planning function. The main office building rises from ground level to the green roof at an angle of 45°, is fully glazed on its remaining three sides and is thus designed to be open at the interface to the outside world as well as on the inside. The south-facing, sloping façades are fitted with photovoltaic units. The striking shape of the buildings is therefore the basis for sustainable energy generation. The buildings even meet the passive house standard thanks to the use of high-tech materials, a further important requirement in the design process.

Two building volumes arranged in parallel with an aluminium mullion/transom construction form the administration wing of the new company headquarters. The glazed, five-storey office building rises over the forecourt of the complex at a 45° angle.

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