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Unilever German Headquarters-Hamburg, Germany

Posted in Built by Jessica Spencer on August 30, 2010

Building: Unilever  German Headquarters
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Completion: 2009
Architect: Behnisch Architekten
Structural Enginneer: Weber Poll
Mechanical/electrical Engineer: HKP Ingenieure
Energy Consultant: TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik
Façade Consultant: Prof. Michael Lange
Façade Membrane Consultant: Form TL
Landscape: Behnisch Architekten with Enric Miralles – Benedetta Tagliabue

AE Interest: facades are wrapped in a clear foil made of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) due to high winds, protective membrane sits 1 to 2 meters from the inner facade and is supported by a steel and aluminum frame allowing fresh air to flow into the cavity and through the operable window, no overhead lighting allowed the project team to embed a radiant cooling system in the exposed reinforced-concrete ceiling, raised floors in the offices accommodate functions of mitigating sound transmission and housing the ventilation system

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