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Lufthansa Aviation Center–Frankfurt, Germany

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Building: Lufthansa Aviation Center
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Completed: 2007
Architect: Ingenhoven Architects
Structural Engineer: Werner Sobek Ingenieure GmbH, Stuttgart
Project Management: Arcadis Homola GmbH & Co., Frankfurt

AE Interest: With energy conservation driving its design, the building utilizes double and triple-layered glass and advanced climate control tools, including one which regulates the building’s thermal mass in absorbing or releasing heat (hydronic loop system). The structure consists of 60-foot-spans of barrel-shaped steel, and consumes 335 kwH/sq ft in energy.

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Written by Xiuzhu Shao

December 5, 2012 at 2:47 am

Posted in Built

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